The Academic Pediatric Association presents the following awards for nomination:
- Health Care Delivery Award
- Public Policy And Advocacy Award
- Research Award
- Teaching Program Award
- Teaching Award For Faculty
- Miller-Sarkin Mentoring Award * (Please Note, this award process has different requirements)
All APA members, including Emeritus members, have the opportunity to send in a nomination, or self-nomination, for the Health Care Delivery Award, Public Policy & Advocacy Award, Research Award, Teaching Program Award, Teaching Award for Faculty, and Miller-Sarkin Mentoring Award. We hope you will help us continue the tradition!
Each award conveys considerable prestige both for the program or individual and for the sponsoring institution. The recipient will be recognized at the annual PAS meeting taking place May 3-May 6, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada.
For the selection process, please consult each individual award description 2014 APA Awards Call for Nominations.
Thank you and good luck!
The APA journal, Academic Pediatrics, now regularly publishes systematic reviews and is calling for submissions of systematic reviews concerning health care delivery, public policy, education & professional development, and research methodology.
We expect submissions to be highly structured investigations that follow the latest methodology for systematic reviews, and of course such submissions will undergo the same level of rigorous peer-review as do other submissions to the journal. Nonetheless, junior investigators can master the methods of systematic review and use such an investigation to launch their efforts in a direction of inquiry.
Those interested in pursuing such an investigation with the intention to publish in Academic Pediatrics may obtain more information by contacting the section editor, Robert M Jacobson, MD, ph: 507-538-1642, fax: 507-284-9744, and email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you involved in global pediatric research?
International partnerships among medical professionals from different countries are an increasingly common form of clinical and academic collaboration. Such global health partnerships can involve a variety of activities and serve multiple purposes in the areas of clinical care, medical education and training, health system improvement and research.
The Global Health Task Force is launching a qualitative study to identify the characteristics (strengths and weaknesses) of successful pediatric global health researchers. We intend to survey colleagues outside of North America to ask a few short questions.
The survey will be sent by e-mail to ask research colleagues based in developing countries to share their experiences and insights. Do you know someone who might want to participate? Please send name(s) and e-mail address(es) by November 15 to one of our research team members listed below:
Andy Sherman Andrew_Sherman@urmc.rochester.edu
Sanela Moraca Sanela.Moraca@iwk.nshealth.ca
Affordable Care Act Implementation - Opportunities for APA to Engage!
With the opening of the Health Insurance Marketplace just days away, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau are actively promoting opportunities, sharing new educational tools and resources, and connecting with stakeholders to support to ensure that all Americans get the coverage and care that they deserve.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) contains many important benefits and provisions to improve the health care system and is already making a difference in the lives of millions of Americans. For maternal and child populations in particular, the law has already helped over 3 million young people gain coverage under their parents' plans.
As clinicians, researchers, educators, and trainees, members of the Academic Pediatric Association have many opportunities to support outreach and enrollment efforts. APA members may engage directly with patients, particularly in underserved communities, to provide families with accurate information to be able to navigate the system to get the coverage they need. As recognized leaders in your communities you may be able to partner with community organizations - health services, schools, community agencies - to be sure that information on the Health Insurance Marketplace is available.
The best place to learn about the marketplace is through the website, www.healthcare.gov. You'll find information about how the Health Insurance Marketplace will work, what the benefits will be, and can send families here to sign up for coverage.
You may also find the HRSA's Provider Marketplace toolkit to be a helpful resource. This new toolkit, available at http://www.hrsa.gov/affordablecareact/toolkit.html, includes a range of resources and materials that clinicians and health care administrators can use to learn more about the Marketplace and educate patients about their new health care options, how insurance works, and the benefits of having insurance. It also includes materials for providers to learn more about the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP).
In the coming months, continue to look for new resources on outreach and enrollment. At MCHB, we will be holding webinars to highlight outreach and enrollment efforts and share information about the specific needs of maternal and child populations. Importantly, we want to hear from you! Let us know how you are helping families across the nation get health coverage.
Lauren Raskin Ramos
Deputy Director, Division of MCH Workforce Development, MCHB
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