What has the AAP Delaware Chapter done recently?
Support of universal developmental screening. Over 17,000 children have been screened using the Parents Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) Online tool thanks to community practices that participate in our developmental screening project. There have been several collaborations with state and federal grants to support developmental screening through the state’s Help Me Grow program.
Celebrated DE-AAP member Sandra Hassink, MD, FAAP elected as AAP President-Elect.
Collaborated with the Division of Public Health for the Children and Youth with Special HealthCare Needs Medical Home Pilot Project.
Hosted the Delaware Valley Adolescent Reproductive Health Conference – June 2014
Supported practices connecting patients to oral health resources and surveyed patients regarding access to oral health 2014
Collaborated with Family SHADE (Family Support and Healthcare Alliance Delaware) and Delaware Family Voices to create the Roadmap to Services, www.familyshade.org/roadmap, a comprehensive electronic navigation tool-a guide through the network of services, state agencies and organizations available to assist individuals as well as families with disabilities and special healthcare needs.
Hosted HPV educational event in Milford – June 2014
Delaware AAP – Current Programs
Food Insecurity – Addressing food insecurity through a pilot program at a downtown hospital pediatric practice via our “Reach Out and Feed” Project by working with the Wilmington Kiwanis and the Food Bank of Delaware.
Immunizations – in development–Partner with District III in HPV vaccination QI Project
Developmental Screening— Continuing to support universal developmental screening with a standardized screening tool in partnership with the Department of Public Health.
Oral Health – Partner with Department of Public Health, the Delaware Oral Health Coalition and Nemours in training of practitioners in providing fluoride varnish to children without dental homes