We are seeking pediatric and family practices to join a Project ECHO Program focused on improving lead screening rates in Wisconsin. Lead exposure is an issue affecting children in all 72 counties, and is 100% preventable. Since 1986, over 200,000 children have been identified as having dangerous levels of lead in their body. Exposure to lead early in life is associated with poor health outcomes including lower IQ, learning and developmental disabilities, behavioral challenges, and growth delay.

The only way to identify that a child has been exposed to lead is to give them a blood lead test. Children living in the counties of Milwaukee, Racine, and Sheboygan are especially at risk of lead poisoning.

This is why we are excited to give you and your practice the opportunity to improve blood lead testing rates by joining our learning collaborative. Clinicians will learn best practices for preventing and treating lead poisoning in children from local experts. All participating providers will receive MOC Part IV (pending approval) and MOC Part 2/CME for their participation.*

Registration deadline is Friday, December 4, 2020.

Who can participate?

  • Providers who provide primary care to patients 6-72 months
  • Practices that identify a core team that includes, at a minimum, a primary care physician; a nurse; and/or an additional team member such as a front office person, practice manager, or care coordinator.

What would involvement look like?

  • Participate in all ECHO sessions: 8 sessions total
    • Kickoff session will be held on December 17 from 12-1 PM
    • Sessions between January 2020 – June 2021 will generally be held on the 4th Thursday of each month from 12-1 PM
  • Complete 1 retrospective pre-post evaluation survey
  • Submit monthly retrospective chart reviews for a total of 7 cycles through the AAP Quality Improvement Data Aggregator (QIDA)
  • Submit monthly PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act) worksheets
  • Hold at least 6 team meetings (1 per month) to review data and plan and implement PDSA process improvement cycles

If this sounds interesting to you, just send a quick email to the Project Manager, Rebekah Olson. We are accepting applications, click here to apply now. You can also view more information in the attached flyer.

*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 the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Wisconsin Chapter of the AAP (WIAAP). The American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AAP designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity is acceptable for a maximum of 7.0 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Pas may claim a maximum of 7.0 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. This program is accredited for 7.0 NAPNAP CE contact hours of which 0 contain pharmacology (Rx) content, (0 related to psychopharmacology) (0 related to controlled substances), per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines.  

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn up to 6 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.