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CALENDAR YEAR 2021 QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS

We are excited to announce the topics for our CY 2021 Quality Improvement Programs! In addition to our Learning Community programs, we will be launching our new Mini-Series programs beginning January 2021. Our recommendation is that you participate in no more than 1 Learning Community and 2 Mini-Series Programs.

 

 

WHAT IT MEANS TO PARTICIPATE

As a Learning Community team member you will participate in a combination of web-based learning collaboratives and an optional quality improvement (QI) project that will be facilitated by the CHLA Care Network Quality Team. If you would like to submit for MOC Part 4 credits, the QI project will be done with support from and in partnership with the Care Network quality improvement team. Please note, MOC Part 4 submission is not required to participate in a learning community program. Upon completion of the learning community requirements, you are eligible to receive CME, MOC Part 2, and MOC Part 4 credits.

As a Mini-Series Program team member you will participate in a series of educational web-based learning collaboratives. Upon completion of the mini-series program requirements, you will be eligible to receive MOC Part 2 and CME credits.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Christina Yousif, cyousif@chla.usc.edu or Araksi Khacheryan akhacheryan@chla.usc.edu.

Online registration is now closed, if you would like to register for a program please reach out to Christina Yousif, cyousif@chla.usc.edu.

LEARNING COMMUNITIES

 MAKING BEHAVIORAL HEALTH VISITS MATTER

Anticipated start date: January 2021

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

Participants will take part in a series of 9 educational sessions on depression, anxiety and ADHD which will be provided by Boston Children’s Hospital Psychiatry faculty. They will also have the option to implement a quality improvement project to increase the use of behavioral health screenings and improve the management of childhood behavioral health concerns related to depression, anxiety and ADHD.  The Care Network Quality Improvement (QI) team will work with each participating practice to facilitate quality improvement activities, collect and analyze data, address any questions and provide ongoing support.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Expand your capacity to screen, triage and manage mild to moderate cases of depression, anxiety and ADHD in pediatric primary care.

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HEATHER WALTER, MD, MPH

Boston Children's Hospital, Department of Psychiatry

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DAVID DEMASO, MD

Boston Children's Hospital, Department of Psychiatry

 MAKING ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE USE AND ADDICTION MATTER

Anticipated Start Date: February 2021

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

Participants will take part in a series of 8 educational sessions on substance use and addiction will be provided by Boston Children’s Hospital, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) faculty. They will also have the option to implement a quality improvement project to improve their utilization of substance use and addiction screening tools, and be eligible to submit for MOC Part 4 credits. The Care Network QI team will work with each participating practice to facilitate quality improvement activities, collect and analyze data, address any questions and provide ongoing support.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Expand your capacity to identify, diagnose, and treat substance use problems and disorders in pediatric primary care.

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JASON BROMBERG, PSYD

Boston Children's Hospital, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)

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MIRIAM SCHIZER, MD, MPH

Boston Children's Hospital, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)

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SHARON LEVY, MD, MPH

Boston Children's Hospital, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)

MINI SERIES

ERIN MEISEL, MD

ORTHOPAEDICS AND SPORTS MEDICINE

Anticipated Start Date: March 2021

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

Participants will take part in a series of 6 educational sessions led by CHLA faculty. By participating in this series, we aim to expand the capacity to identify and evaluate orthopaedic and sports related injuries in pediatric primary care.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Learn best practices to evaluate and identify sports related injuries and facilitate speedy recovery in primary pediatric care.

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CURTIS VANDENBERG, MD

CHLA, Children's Orthopaedic Center

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BIANCA EDISON, MD, MS

CHLA, Children's Orthopaedic Center

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TRACY ZASLOW, MD

CHLA, Children's Orthopaedic Center

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RYAN KELLN, DO, FAAP

CHLA, Children's Orthopaedic Center

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ERIN MEISEL, MD

CHLA, Children's Orthopaedic Center

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KENNETH ILLINGWORTH, MD

CHLA, Children's Orthopaedic Center

DERMATOLOGY

Anticipated Start Date: February 2021

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

Participants will take part in a series of 8 educational sessions led by CHLA faculty. By participating in this series, we aim to expand the capacity to identify, treat and manage common dermatology conditions in pediatric primary care.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Recognize and identify presentation of common dermatology complaints in primary care. Understand the pathophysiology, clinical presentation and treatment for common dermatology conditions. List the appropriate use of medications for common dermatology conditions.

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NICOLE HARTER, MD

CHLA, Division of Dermatology

MINNELLY LUU, MD

CHLA, Division of Dermatology

SONIA KAMATH, MD

CHLA, Division of General Pediatrics

MEAGAN HUGHES, MD

CHLA, Division of Dermatology

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Anticipated Start Date: April 2021

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Participants will take part in a series of 5 educational sessions led by CHLA faculty. By participating in this series, we aim to expand the capacity to prevent, treat and manage child and adolescent weight in pediatric primary care.  

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Define what constitutes overweight, obese, and severely obese children and adolescents. Present updated recommendations for dietary interventions. Explain obesity related co-morbidities and the appropriate work up and treatment algorithms. 

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JUAN ESPINOZA, MD, FAAP

CHLA, Division of General Pediatrics

ALAINA VIDMAR, MD

CHLA, Division of Endocrinology

PATRICIA CASTILLO, MD

CHLA, Division of General Pediatrics

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MARI RADZIK, PHD

CHLA, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

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CLAUDIA BORUZTKY, MD

CHLA, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Anticipated Start Date: February 2021

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Participants will take part in a series of 10 educational sessions led by CHLA faculty and Boston Children’s Hospital Psychiatry faculty. By participating in this series, we aim to expand the capacity to identify, treat and manage mild to moderate cases of behavioral and mental health conditions in pediatric primary care.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Expand your capacity to screen, triage and manage mild to moderate cases of behavioral and mental health conditions in pediatric primary care, focusing on autism, chronic pain, gender identity, eating disorders, trauma/stress, and disruptive behavior.

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DOUGLAS VANDERBILT, MD, MS

CHLA, Division of Developmental Disabilities

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KATHRYN SMITH, RN, MN, DrPH

CHLA, Division of Developmental Disabilities

ROBERT HOLLOWAY, MD

CHLA, Division of Psychiatry

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LINDA SCHACK, MD

Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

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HEATHER WALTER, MD, MPH

Boston Children's Hospital, Department of Psychiatry

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DAVID DEMASO, MD

Boston Children's Hospital, Department of Psychiatry