Here are the CORNET highlights this fall
National Partnerships for Adolescent Immunization
CORNET is currently assessing sites for participation in this national Quality Improvement project which focuses on enhancing adolescent immunization delivery through the implementation of quality improvement activities in primary care practices and pediatric resident training programs.
A special thanks to all of the CORNET institutions that expressed interest in participating in this project. We had over 25 interested programs, and are currently in the selection process to narrow the number down to 12. We were delighted with everyone's enthusiasm! The study team is expecting to notify selected sites soon. If you have any questions about the process you can e-mail Nui Nui@academicpeds.org.
Evaluation of Medical Home Curriculum
Members of the CORNET research committee are currently in collaboration with representatives of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)/National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) to develop a method of evaluating Medical Home training curriculum for pediatric residents. The team has made great progress in identifying which components of the curriculum are the most feasible and compelling to include in an evaluation project. The working committees include:
- Care Partnership Support - Renee Turchi, Jan Serwint, Nui Dhepyasuwan, Terry Hetzler and Michelle Esquivel
- Care Delivery Management- Amy Starmer, Aditee Narayan, Dana Bright, Lynn Garfunkel, and Angela Tobin
Several ideas were developed for a collaborative project. The "WE CARE" project, which addresses unmet basic social needs of families, was selected as the most feasible for development at this time. The project will be discussed at this October's PROS meeting in Florida. We thank Arvin Garg for working with CORNET and we are excited about this collaborative effort.
MANUSCRIPTS IN DEVELOPMENT
CORNET would like to thank Sandy Sanguino of Northwestern University and Rani Gereige of Miami Children's Hospital, for agreeing to be leads for the two additional manuscripts emerging from the Bright Futures Oral Health project. The first paper from this study was published in the March/April edition of Academic Pediatrics: Evaluation of a National Bright Futures Health Curriculum for Pediatric Residents.
We are also working towards writing manuscripts for the Resident Health Information Technology, Continuity of Care and Value of CORNET projects.
CORNET MEMBER-INITATED PROJECTS
It's hard to believe that summer has ended and the academic year is in full swing. Hopefully our APA CORNET members found time to rest and have come back re-dedicated to their passion for enhancing quality of care for children, as well as the quality of education for a new generation of pediatricians to provide that care. We would like to remind our members that one of CORNET's goals is to advance areas of research that are driven by your interests, and thus we are always soliciting ideas for projects from our membership.
If any member has an idea for a project that fits within CORNET's Mission Statement and Goals, we encourage you to contact a member of our team, regardless of what stage of project development you are in.
Steering Committee Member