April 2017 Newsletter Article

CORNET Newsletter Submission - April 2017
Submitted by the CORNET Steering Committee

Dear APA Members,

We want to share with you what is new within CORNET!  Please see below for updates and upcoming events. 

CORNET at PAS 2017

Abstract Presentation
Learning Collaborative Model Can Improve HPV Vaccination Rates in Primary Care
AAP Presidential Plenary, Sunday, May 7th, 2:35 PM
C Rand, H Tyrrell, R Wallace-Brodeur, N Goldstein, P M Darden, S G. Humiston, C Albertin, W Stratbucker, S Schaffer, W Davis, P Szilagyi

APA Speed Learning
Sunday, May 7th, 3:45-5:45 PM
CORNET will host a table during this new, interactive event hosted by the APA.  Please stop by and hear about CORNET's future plans and how you can get involved!

Project Updates

In Progress: Current Practices for Identifying and Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Continuity Clinic
The purpose of this study is to describe current residency education and continuity clinic screening practices targeting social determinants of health.  Through this study, we are seeking to survey individual continuity clinic sites in CORNET.  The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and each respondent will receive a $25 Amazon gift card as an acknowledgement for their time. 

If your site is interested in participating, please provide the name and email address of each continuity clinic site director at your program to Holly at

In Progress: National Immunization Partnership with the APA (NIPA)
This large-scale, quality improvement project coaches clinical sites through practice changes in order to increase adolescent HPV vaccination rates and limit missed opportunities for HPV vaccination at every clinic visit. 

Faculty who meet minimum participation requirements will receive MOC 4 credit.  Moreover, we are excited that we will be able to offer banked MOC credit for residents as well.

We are preparing abstracts based on Wave 1 and are finalizing data analysis of Wave 2.  In March, we entered the implementation phase of Wave 3 with 14 participating CORNET sites.

CORNET Presentations

CORNET members will be presented a workshop at the APA Region II/III Meeting on March 24th at NYU, entitled, "Partnering with parent navigators to meet your care coordination/PCMH needs and promote community-engaged research."  The purpose of this workshop was to encourage collaboration between continuity clinics and local parent partners to advocate for and improve healthcare and health outcomes for children with special healthcare needs.

If you are interested in viewing the workshop materials and strengthening your clinic's parent partnerships, please contact CORNET's Research and Network Coordinator, Holly Tyrrell, at

CORNET Executive Committee

Do you know your Regional Research Chair?
Here is the current list of CORNET chairs by APA region.  Please reach out to your local contact for any questions or research ideas.  They would be happy to provide you with guidance and suggestions.

Region I: Mona Sharifi,
Region II: Allison Gorman,
Region III: Lucy Holmes,
Region IV: Mike Steiner,
Region V: Heather Burrows,
Region VI: Sue Heaney,
Region VII: Teresa Duryea,
Region VIII: Sharon Dabrow,
Region IX: Wendy Hobson-Rohrer,
Region X: Annika Hofstetter,

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