American Academy of Pediatrics, California - Chapter 2 September 2011 E-Newsletter
With most of our patients back in school and the heat of the summer behind us, Chapter 2 continues to think about the future.
National AAP Elections are in full swing, and we encourage you to sign in to the Member Center
to cast your ballot before October 1, 2011.
We are almost finished with the Chapter strategic planning process- thank you to everyone who completed our survey and gave feedback. Your input made a great difference! Please stay tuned for additional opportunities to participate as we finalize the plan and set milestones for the first year.
Included in this month's E-Newsletter is an important advocacy update on AAP-CA primary issues that are now with the Governor, opportunities to volunteer with the Chapter WalkTober program and an updated Calendar of events.
Additionally, please consider taking the survey below to support First 5 work in developmental screening.
I hope you enjoy this newsletter and the upcoming fun fall festivities.
Laura Mabie, MD, FAAP
AAP - California, Chapter 2
It's time to WalkTober
International Walk to School Month (October) is Here!
AAP-CA2 has partnered with the Los Angeles Unified School District again for WalkTober 2011.
WalkTober aims to educate students, parents and schools about the importance of physical activity and safe options for walking to school. Events begin in October and continue throughout the year.
WalkTober is a great, easy way for you
to get involved in your community!
Contact us to sign up to participate
in WalkTober at a school near you!
For more information and resources
about walking to school, visit:
Developmental Delays and Social Emotional Concerns SURVEY
The Public Health Department- Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program and First 5 Santa Barbara County are gathering information regarding standardized procedures used to screen children for developmental delays and social emotional concerns in Santa Barbara County.
The goal of the survey is to identify ways to enhance existing standardized screening procedures and initiate the implementation of a countywide screening effort.
To access the survey, click here!
Will the Patient-Centered Medical Home Transform the Delivery of Health Care?
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Urban Institute conducted an analysis of the Medical Home concept for the August Timely Analysis of Immediate Health Policy Issues.
In this review article, Robert A. Berenson, Kelly J. Devers, Rachel A. Burtohow explore how the definition of a Medical Home has evolved since the American Academy of Pediatrics first introduced it in 1967 and what Medical Homes will mean for the future of health care.
To read the full article click here.