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Chapter 2: Health Beliefs and Practices

Details: Many variables such as culture, socioeconomic factors, generational practices, and current trends affect patients' and families' health beliefs and practices. Routine and accepted US health care system processes, structures, and norms may be unfamiliar to patients …

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Health and Safety Resources

Details: Health and Safety Resources. Infectious Disease Influenza Prevention and Control Strategies for Head Start and Child Care. Listen to experts, Flor Munoz MD, FAAP and Timothy Shope MD, MPH, FAAP share updated influenza (flu) recommendations for the 2020-2021 flu season.

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Population Health

Details: A compre hensive health assessment is a systematic collection and analysis of information related to a patient's health, including information about social determinants of health. Most practices already capture data on the patient's medical history and family history, as well as on care that has been provided. However, practices should also be capturing information about a patient's family

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Public Health Framework

Details: Because of their broad impact at the population level, a public health approach is needed to address the challenges of these common, critical and costly conditions. The CHD framework is a public health model which emphasizes monitoring outcomes and optimizing interventions at the population level. Core components of the model are summarized below.

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Developmental Health

Details: John Bowlby, MD, was the first to postulate that a child’s emotional health was the direct result of parenting behaviors during infancy and early childhood. Since then, evidence has accumulated that healthy development during infancy and early childhood depends on the continuous presence of a responsive, nurturing caregiver who recognizes a

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Educational Health

Details: Educational health is not a term often used or heard. It is rooted in family and child well-being. For children and teens in foster care, educational health is particularly critical. Frequent school absences and poor academic achievement often occur prior to entering care. In fact, children and teens enter foster care with high rates of

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Adolescent Sexual Health

Details: Adolescence is a time of major transition physically, emotionally, and socially. Healthy sexuality is an important part of adolescent development, and primary health care providers play a key role in helping young people develop healthy routines, behaviors, and …

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Free Online Learning Modules

Details: The purpose of this e-learning course is to educate early educators and health professionals about managing infectious diseases in group care settings for children and motivate them to adopt the recommended practices of the AAP. This course can be taken by healthcare professionals, public health educators, child care health consultants, child

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

Details: Breaches of Protected Health Information A major change to HIPAA compliance is the significant toughening of data breach of protected health information notification laws, which now not only impose larger fines and require more extensive public notifications when data is lost, but also apply to a health care provider's Business Associates.

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Alternative Payment Models

Details: AAP Policy Statement: High Deductible Health Plans and the R isks of Consumer-Driven Health Insurance Products Consumer-driven health care is the most noteworthy development in health insurance since the widespread adoption of health maintenance organizations and preferred provider organizations in the 1980s.

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Planning and Triage in the Disaster Scenario

Details: the health facility. Some events occur suddenly, with little or no warning. Others, such as flood and hurricanes, usually provide advanced warning or have a gradual onset that allows for additional preparations before the critical stage ensues. In any case, specific planning and preparedness are especially important to reduce the suffering

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Policy Statements

Details: The oral health of Indigenous children of Canada (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) and the United States (American Indian, Alaska Native) is a major child health issue. This statement includes recommendations for preventive oral health and clinical care for young infants and pregnant women by primary health …

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The Emotional Impact of Disaster on Children and Families

Details: health problem that will chronically impair a child’s social and emotional develop-ment when it is too intense or persistent. Therefore, identifica tion of intense and problematic responses needs to be followed by adequate support and treatment, according to the emotional needs and …

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Child Abuse Prevention

Details: Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents is a national health promotion and prevention initiative, led by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Bright Futures Guidelines provide theory-based and evidence-driven guidance for all preventive care screenings and well-child visits.

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Standardized Screening/Testing Coding Fact Sheet for

Details: Note: Health Risk Assessments (HRA) are not reported in these situations. AAP has a separate HRA coding fact sheet. When 96112/96113 is reported in conjunction with an E/M service, the time and effort to perform the developmental testing itself should not …

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Medical Screening and Treatment Recommendations for …

Details: For all patients without legal access to health insurance (such as unaccompanied minors and other undocumented children), providers must balance the medical needs of individual patients with the reality of patient/institutional costs for laboratory evaluations and prescribed medications. Comprehensive history and physical examination History

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Improving American Indian/Alaska Native Child Health

Details: Organizations also engaged in improving the health and well-being of American Indian/Alaska native children. Reach Out and Read Information on the Reach …

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Mental Health Initiatives

Details: Ask the Doctor About My Emotional Development Too, promote discussion of emotional development and mental health during well-child visits. Collaborative Projects Pediatricians have successfully employed, co-located, and collaborated with mental health professionals to provide services for children.

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Policy Statements

Details: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Health and Health Care of Children The Lifelong Effects of Early Childhood Adversity and Toxic Stress Endorsed Policy Statements Developed by other organizations, but that have received the endorsement of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Communicating with the Adolescent

Details: The transition from childhood to adolescence is exciting, but can present some unique challenges, especially when it comes to reproductive and sexual health care. The foundation for providing preventive health care to this population is building trust between provider and patient.

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Barriers to the Identification and Management of Mental

Details: Results: 55.5% of the sample is female, 40.5% is < 39 years of age, 71.1% identify themselves as white, 40.1% of the sample had been in practice for < 9 years, 231 or 33.6% had a mental health-related fellowship and 687 or 92% reported that they were involved in direct patient care. Factor analyses showed 5 unique clusters of barriers

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Committee on Native American Child Health (CONACH)

Details: The Committee on Native American Child Health (CONACH) and the Indian Health Special Interest Group (IHSIG) are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of …

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National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness

Details: The NCECHW is a collaborative effort between the Office of Head Start, the Office of Child Care, and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, which accomplishes the goal of providing information and resources to health professionals working with Head Start and child care programs across the country. Part of that work involves the formation and maintenance of a national online resource for early

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HIPAA Privacy Rule and Provider to Provider Communication

Details: Any pertinent clinical care information, including mental health treatment information, can be disclosed and discussed between a patient’s current treatment providers without written disclosure authorization except for the following two types of information: A) the content of written psychotherapy notes (see below), and B) substance abuse

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Getting Started in Telehealth

Details: Lia bility. It is important to keep up-to-date on the liability rules and regulations. Information can be found at the Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law and the Center for Connected Health Policy. Licen sure. The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) captured the policy landscape of 50 states with 50 different telemedicine policies, and translated this information into a report that

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Healthy Child Care

Details: The Healthy Child Care resources assist pediatric health providers in collaborating with early education and child care providers to increase the quality of care, promote early education and improve children's health and well-being.

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What is Medical Home

Details: The medical home provides a large majority of the care within the practice, referring as appropriate, and working with other providers on the health care team both within and outside the practice. There is extensive evidence documenting improvements in quality and efficiency when patients have a usual source of care through a primary care practice.

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In-home pediatric care and the law

Details: The primary health care professional can help the family and patient access and coordinate specialty care, other health care services, educational services, in and out of home care, family support, and other public and private community services that are important to the overall health of the child and family.

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PDSA Directions and Examples

Details: Completed PDSA Worksheet (NC Program on Health Literacy) PDSA Directions and Examples The Plan-Do-Study-Act method is a way to test a change that is implemented. By going through the prescribed four steps, it guides the thinking process into breaking down the task into steps and then evaluating the outcome, improving on it, and testing again.

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Medication Administration in Early Education and Child

Details: Health Consultants, and the Office of Head Start. Beginning in October 2008, a Project Advisory Group, led by Elaine Donoghue, MD, FAAP, Stephanie Nelson, MS, CHES, and Deborah Mullen, Captus Communications, was developed. This group of more than 15 health care and early education and child care professionals was divided into 3 subgroups: a Content

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Immigrant Child Health Toolkit

Details: Mental health considerations for immigrant children and pediatric assessments for children who may need mental health services. State Legal Resources for Immigrant Children and Families. Interactive map providing state by state resources and organizations addressing the legal needs of …

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Immigrant Child Health Resources

Details: AAP Policy Statement Providing Care for Children in Immigrant Families Detention of Immigrant Children Immigrant Child Health Toolkit This toolkit was designed to provide practical information and resources for pediatricians to address common matters related to immigrant child health.. Educational Resources Trauma-informed Pediatric Care: Children of Immigrant/refugee Status (recorded 4/17/19

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Chapter 6: Literacy and Health Literacy

Details: Health literacy has been defined as "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information needed to make appropriate health decisions and services needed to prevent or treat illness". Patients with a low literacy level may have difficulty understanding verbal and written instructions

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About Healthy Foster Care America

Details: Healthy Foster Care America Healthy Foster Care America (HFCA) is an initiative of the AAP and its partners to improve the health and well-being outcomes of children and teens in foster care. Partners have included representatives from child welfare, family practice, social work, nursing, government, the legislative and judicial fields, child

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Mental and Behavioral Health

Details: The health care professional is advised, at the least, to use a validated mental health screening instrument to assess need for further evaluation. Ideally, every child entering foster care has a mental health evaluation by a trained pediatric mental health professional and …

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Your Child s Health Record

Details: Offers parents a clear, concise method for tracking and recording their child's pertinent health information from infancy through age 21. It includes easy-to-follow forms and records for birth data, physical examinations, developmental milestones, immunizations, illnesses and dental visits.

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What is Medical Home

Details: The focus was on children and youth with special health care needs, in particular. 1978: Pediatrician Calvin CJ Sia, MD, FAAP, works to create a comprehensive child health plan in Hawaii, introducing the medical home as an approach to primary care for children and youth with special health care needs.

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Foster Care Resource Library

Details: Health Care Transition for Youth With Special Health Care Needs: An Analysis of National and State Performance (National Health Care Transition Center) No Dental Health, Developmental, Financing, Medical Home, Mental/Behavioral, Physical Health

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2021 Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Pediatric Mental

Details: Mental Health Care of Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Primary Care Clinicians. This indispensable resource provides primary care clinicians with a framework for addressing pediatric mental health problems in the primary care practice. It offers guidance on practice enhancements and on clinical care of patients with identified mental

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Best Practices for Head Start and Child Care Programs

Details: The tool can be used to assess current health and safety practices, identify where practices should be stronger, and developing strategies and plans for professional development. Health Manager Orientation Guide Page The Health Manager Orientation Guide provides support to new health managers through interactive learning opportunities.

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Oral Health Coding Fact Sheet for Primary Care Physicians

Details: qualified health care professional” is one who can independent ly practice and bill under her own name. In practice, this means that . CPT. requires a physician or other qualified health care professional perform the topical fluoride application. While state scope of practice and Medicaid qualifications may allow clinical staff

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Community Pediatrics Training Initiative (CPTI)

Details: The Community Pediatrics Training Initiative (CPTI) is a national program of the AAP that aims to improve child health by strengthening community health and advocacy training in pediatric resi dency programs.Meet the leadership team and learn more

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