2014 - 2015 Chapter Accomplishments
What has your Chapter done lately?
Provides members with quality improvement programs with MOC part 4 credit
Provides members with numerous educational opportunities throughout the year
Partnered with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to promote the use of the immunization network (ImmuNet)
Facilitated better communication between MDAAP members and the VFC program
Created an electronic Weekly Digest to provide members with a concise compilation of "News to Know"
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 87 practices and almost 101,500 children.
Revamped the Chapter website to make it a better resource for members
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
Provides opportunities for interested members to advocate state-wide and nationally on behalf of children and the profession of pediatrics
Revitalization of the Pediatric Council with quarterly meetings between Chapter members and payors
Created a Poverty Task Force to address emergent issues related to children and families
Received the Large Chapter of the Year award from National AAP in recognition of achievements in 2014