What has the AAP Delaware Chapter done recently?
Recipient of the AAP Healthy People 2020 Grant for Decreasing Exposure to Fetal and Infant Marijuana (DEFIM). The objective of this 18-month grant is to increase abstinence from illicit drugs among pregnant women by decreasing marijuana use during pregnancy. The goal comprises patient/public awareness of potential marijuana risks for pregnant and breastfeeding populations, via public and patient social media and visual graphic campaigns.
Engage state practices to participate in HPV grant aimed to teach and implement quality improvement initiatives, and improve HPV vaccination using evidenced based techniques. Partnering organizations included Delaware Academy of Family Physicians, Nemours AI duPont Children’s Hospital and Christiana Care Helen F. Graham Cancer Center.
Collaborated with Division of Public Health (DPH), Help Me Grow/2-1-1, Child Developmental Watch, and Child Find to plan and implement a continuing education program titled, “Developmental Screening & Beyond: Extending Pediatric Care to the Community.”
Hosted the Mental Health Crisis: Providing Crisis Intervention & Support for Children & Adolescents in Delaware – May 2018
Hosted HPV educational event in Dover – September 2017
Collaborated with First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney’s First Chance Delaware initiative that focuses on Food Insecurity, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), and Early Literacy. The chapter sponsored a conference, “First Chance DE: Helping Delaware Kids on a Path toward Health and Success,” which provided education to the medical community and child advocates on food insecurity, ACES and Developmental Screening.
Collaborated with Christiana Care Center for Women’s Emotional Wellness for Maternal Mental Health: What You Need to Know for Your Practice.
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