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Urgent Care

By Jessica Konrath | November 6, 2019

The mission of APA’s Urgent Care SIG is to support urgent care pediatricians engaged in teaching, research, advocacy, and educational scholarship and foster collaboration among academic institutions and with other professional organizations to enhance the delivery of acute care to children. Goals of the Urgent Care SIG Provide a venue for networking and collaboration among…

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Group Care

By Jessica Konrath | November 6, 2019

The Group Care SIG promotes shared medical appointments to meet the quadruple aim of better health, better care, added value, and increased provider joy in work, by: Enhancing patient experience through redesign of primary care and other medical care experiences. Enhancing workforce by increasing trainee capacity for facilitated, open-ended communication Demonstrating heightened provider engagement in…

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Pediatric Tobacco Issues

By YokoCo | August 28, 2019

The Pediatric Tobacco Issues SIG was formed to create a community of healthcare providers and researchers dedicated to eliminating the dangerous consequences of tobacco use, – including electronic cigarettes and other emerging products – secondhand smoke in children, adolescents, and their families. The primary goal of the SIG is to provide a dynamic environment for…

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Obesity

By YokoCo | August 28, 2019

Purpose and Mission The mission of the Obesity SIG is to connect individuals who share an interest in childhood obesity and to share resources, research, and best practices. Current SIG Goals Provide a forum for highlighting and discussing important pediatric environmental health issues. Serve as a network to connect health professionals with an interest in…

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Nutrition

By YokoCo | August 28, 2019

Purpose and Mission The Nutrition SIG of the APA brings together health professionals committed to effective nutrition research, practice, and teaching in academic and community pediatrics. Current SIG Goals To highlight the role of nutrition in specialty and subspecialty care To provide a platform for members with similar interests in medical nutrition to share ideas…

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Literacy Development Programs in Primary Care

By YokoCo | August 28, 2019

Purpose and Mission The Literacy Promotion SIG provides an opportunity to collaborate on early literacy and parenting research to help inform community outreach, health promotion, and health policy activity in these areas. Current SIG Goals To facilitate the exchange of ideas between researchers, educators, and advocates in best practices in early literacy promotion. To maintain…

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Health Literacy

By YokoCo | August 28, 2019

Purpose and Mission SIG’s mission is to advance health literacy in the healthcare system and reduce the health literacy burden that children and their families experience in order to improve pediatric outcomes. Current SIG Goals To develop and foster an agenda for health literacy research which promotes high-quality pediatric care and improved child health outcomes.…

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Environmental Health

By YokoCo | August 27, 2019

Current SIG Goals Provide a forum for highlighting and discussing important pediatric environmental health issues. Serve as a network to connect health professionals with an interest in pediatric environmental health. Gauge awareness among health professionals of the environment as a contributor to children’s health.

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