Chapter Accomplishments

Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

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Programs

Provides members with quality improvement programs with MOC part 4 credit.

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Screening

Trained providers on developmental disability screening 

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Communication

Facilitated better communication between MDAAP members and the VFC program.

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Task Force

Created a Poverty Task Force to address emergent issues related to children and families

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Partnerships

Partnered with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to promote the use of the immunization network (ImmuNet).

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Training

Provided training and support for the Reach Out and Read Program; received funding through Race to the Top (MSDE) to enroll 75,000 additional children statewide. To date, we have enrolled 89 practices and almost 101,715 children. 

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Governmental

Worked with the Maryland legislature to repeal sterile compounding restrictions.

Worked with the Maryland legislature to achieve payment of E&M codes to levels of 92% of Medicare.

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Publications

Created an electronic Weekly Digest to provide members with a concise compilation of “News to Know”.

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Educational Opportunities

Provides members with numerous educational opportunities throughout the year.

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Advocacy

The Chapter is a strong public advocate for a wide range of issues which are of vital importance to Maryland’s children and has a robust presence in Annapolis not only during Maryland’s legislative session but throughout the year

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Recognition

Received the Large Chapter of the Year award from National AAP in recognition of achievements in 2014