First 5 LA has been awarded a grant from the Office of the California Surgeon General (CA-OSG) and the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to participate in the state’s ACEs Aware initiative to address adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in light of the stress children and their families are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic. With this funding, and in a collaborative partnership, First 5 LA and the American Academy of Pediatrics California Chapter 2 (AAP-CA2) will conduct provider engagement/Peer-to-peer learning sessions to promote the ACEs Aware initiative among the Medi-Cal provider community in Los Angeles County.

Provider Engagement | Peer-to-Peer Learning

This four-lecture series is recommended for primary care pediatricians and family medicine physicians. Each session will have a duration of approximately 90 minutes (Lecture plus case-based discussion). CME credit will be available. Monthly webinar sessions (Via Zoom) begin in January. NO COST TO ATTEND

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Session 1 - January 7

ACEs Science – The Physiology of Toxic Stress.

This was the first session of the Four-Series Lectures. In this session, Dr. Thang presented the neurobiology of ACEs. (Lecture/Case presentation/Breakouts)

Christine Thang, MD, FAAP

CME available for pediatricians and family medicine physicians
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Session 2 - February 11

Childhood Adversity & Health Systems Change

Creating an Integrated Payment Structure for Trauma, Developmental, and Behavioral Screenings.

Adam Schickedanz, MD

CME available for pediatricians and family medicine physicians
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Session 3 - March 18

After screening: Building ACEs Response Interventions and Overcoming Barriers to Referrals.

Description: Existing referral pathways. Practical and immediate interventions/referrals that providers(or staff) can do in the office.

Carlo DeAntonio, MD, FAAP

Session 4 - April 22

Beyond the screen: What does it mean to be trauma-informed?

Burnout prevention (practice level adversity; stress on providers impacting practice; individual level practice: mindfulness/ wellness)

Nirupama Madduri, MD, FAAP and Adwoa Osei, MD, FAAP

Accreditation and Designation Statements and Disclosure Report

ACEs Aware Provider Engagement (Peer-To-Peer) Training F5LA/AAP-CA2 – Session 1

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC and American Academy of Pediatrics – CA2. The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Financial Disclosures
All presenters, planners, editors, or staff reported no relevant relationships with the following statement:

“I, or an immediate family member, do not have at present, or within the last 12 months, nor anticipate having financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with any organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in context to the design, implementation, presentation, evaluation, etc. of CME Activities.”

The AAFP has reviewed ACEs Aware Provider Engagement (Peer-To-Peer) Training F5LA/AAP-CA2, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 01/07/2021 to 05/12/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMA/AAFP Equivalency:
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.