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Accomplishments

2009-2010

  • Hosted four learning sessions on health care homes, educating more than 500 participants.
  • Supported implementation of health care home in 22 primary care clinics serving 12,000 children. Hosted six webinars on health care homes and five conferences, educating more than 600 providers and clinic staff and providing CME and nursing contact hours.
  • Invited Sen. Klobuchar and candidates for governor to speak at our annual meeting, which drew more than 100 pediatricians.
  • Supported an autism health care home pilot program with 7 clinics.
  • Delivered increased reimbursement for primary care coordination. Provided an additional $250-$450 per six months per patient to more than 25 pediatric and family physician clinics statewide.
  • Developed task forces on child safety, newborn screening, childhood obesity, and immunizations. Held more than 60 individual meetings with legislators on these issues.
  • Participated in MDH workgroups related to quality measures and potential payment restructuring on key pediatric issues, including preventative care and asthma.
  • Helped to pass booster seat legislation, modifying seat belt requirements and requiring children under age 8 to ride in a booster seat.
  • Hosted a CME forum with MDH and MDE on autism in the Somali community, involving over 170 attendees representing health, education and parents statewide. Hosted focus groups with more than 40 Somali parents to discuss ways to educate the community about the importance of vaccines.
  • Identified healthcare issues and barriers surrounding new immigrants in target communities: St. Paul (Somali community), Rochester (Mayo grant for outreach to Somali community) and Brooklyn Center (West Africans).
  • Developed an educational presentation for providers about maintenance of certification.
  • Analyzed data on fluoride varnish education and outreach to 150 clinics through MN-CHIP.
  • Provided support and exposure to an Asian teen runaway prevention project through Healthy Tomorrows grant.
  • Increased the number of clinics involved in Reach out and Read from 45 to 64.
  • Developed curriculum for an elective on advocacy for pediatric residents.
  • Hosted Peds Day at the Capitol, matching 30 pediatricians with their legislators.
  • Partnered with MN Academy of Family Physicians and the MN Chapter of the American College of Physicians to promote primary care and health care home standards that included pediatric priorities.
  • Through our Foundation, brought in over $445,000 in new project grant funds for Minnesota projects.
  • Increased chapter membership to more than 900 members.
  • Increased communication to members via an updated website, regular emails, and quarterly newsletters.
  • Selected as Outstanding Large Chapter of the Year by AAP!