The American Academy of Pediatrics is recruiting up to 25 primary care practices to join an 8-month learning collaborative aimed to improve access to quality healthcare for children affected by neurodevelopmental delays.
Practices will engage in the ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) modelTM, a telementoring platform that leverages video conference technology to connect experts with primary care teams in local communities, fostering an “all teach, all learn” approach.
Deadline to register is November 30, 2019.
More information and online registration here.
Benefits of participating:
- Improve access to quality care for patients with neurodevelopmental delays
- Increase knowledge regarding best practices for improving the monitoring, screening, and follow-up care for children with functional impairment of neurocognition, self-regulation, and adaptive functioning
- Learn new quality improvement (QI) methods and track improvement through monthly data collection to achieve desired outcomes in your practice
- Network and problem solve with others
- Participating pediatricians will have the opportunity to earn American Board of Pediatrics Part 4 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit (pending approval)
Who should apply:
Practices providing primary care who:
- Want to improve the quality of care for their patients around screening and management of neurodevelopmental and neurobehavioral disorders
- Are interested in learning more about prenatal alcohol exposure as a potential cause of neurodevelopmental/behavioral issues
- Can assemble a team of members that may include:
- A primary care physician
- A nurse
- An additional team member such as front office person, practice manager, or care coordinator
- Provide primary care to patients age birth to 8 years
Program note: The AAP does not endorse specific screening instruments, so the ECHO program will not include an in-depth review of screening tools.
October – November 2019
Submit online application by November 30, 2019
Receive onboarding materials
December 2019 – June 2020
Attend monthly ECHO sessions; conduct monthly de-identified chart reviews; prepare a case review form; test changes to improve access to quality healthcare for patients with neurodevelopment delays
June – July 2020
Complete post evaluation survey; participate in focus group