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I already belong to the National AAP. Why should I become a member of the Oregon Chapter?

 

Advocacy

Increase your knowledge of and participation in advocacy for children at a local and state level to influence the quality of pediatric practice and welfare of children.

 

Collaborate and partner with other organizations to improve children’s health and well-being.

 

Promote the interests of Oregon pediatricians in the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

Leadership

Join other state, district, and national pediatric chapters to improve child health and wellbeing.

 

Participate in state chapter committees in your areas of interest.

 

Networking

Join with like-minded pediatricians to support quality health care, advocacy and improvement in community child health.

 

Learn about opportunities for career enhancement.

 

Education

Receive updates about child health, advocacy and issues important to practicing pediatricians.

 

Earn MOC Part 4 credit at no cost to members for START (screening tool and referral training) and data collection around developmental screening in well-child care.

 

Attend local PREP courses and Continuing Medical Education meetings.

 

Access our members-only website for resources to support quality improvement, practice management and child health care topics.

 

What has your Chapter done lately?

Worked with partners to help pass legislation ensuring access to health care for all uninsured Oregon children.

 

Proposed statewide system of phone access to child psychiatry and mental health consultation for all Oregon primary care physicians - Oregon Psychiatric Access Line for Kids (OPAL-K).

 

Received grant from AAP to develop a Chapter Quality Network Asthma Pilot Program.

 

Awarded national Help Me Grow competitive technical assistance grants.

 

Established Quality Improvement Committee to educate members about QI opportunities and future American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) recertification.

 

Trained more than 500 pediatricians and others through the START Screening Tool and Referral Training statewide initiative to identify children at risk for developmental delays.

 

Helped train practices to provide fluoride varnish services for preschool patients.

 

Joined with National Academy of State Health Policy statewide collaborative to improve developmental health.

 

Helped develop statewide guidelines for screening, diagnosis, treatment, and training for Autism Spectrum Disorder.

 

Participate in FEAT (Family Early Advocacy and Treatment) to develop a model for treating and supporting drug-affected infants.

 

Represented on Oregon Partnership to Immunize Children (OPIC) and Immunization Policy Advisory Team (IPAT).

 

Represented on Safe Kids to help lower incidence of childhood injuries.Mentor young physicians and students with annual reception.

 

Annual Chapter Dues:
Voting and Candidate Fellows            $115