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NCPeds News Net June 2016

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NCPeds News Net
June 2016

2016 NCPeds Annual Meeting Speakers Announced

The 2016 NCPeds Annual Meeting is coming up Aug. 19-21.Join us at the Pinehurst Resortfor a great lineup of speakers and timely topics.

Don't miss your chance to hear our keynote speakerDr. Joseph Wright, MD, MPH, FAAP who will be presenting "Child Health in the Age of the New Morbidities." In addition, he will also present "Bullying: Impact on Child Health" during the conference.Dr. Wright is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health at the Howard University College of Medicine. He also serves as Co-PI of the Administrative Core for the Center based at Howard University.

Additionally, a recent study listed fourNorth Carolina towns in the top 20 nationally for opioid abuse, with Wilmington being the top town for opioid abuse.In response, William Adelman,MD, FAAP will present “Addressing Adolescent Substance Use: How to Recognize, Screen, and Communicate."Dr. Adelman currently works at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Visit theNCPeds websiteto register today.



    White Coat Wednesday

    On June 15, NCPeds members joined together to walk the halls of the N.C. General Assembly and met with about a dozen legislative members from around the state.It was a great day for pediatric advocacy!

    Thanks to everyone who attended, and we look forward to seeing you again next year!



      NC Coalition to Promote Children's Health Insurance Programs


      NCPeds Blog: A Preview

      As part of our mission to empower pediatricians and our partners to foster the well-being of N.C.'s youth, we continually look for ways to reach different parts of our state.

      Arising from the CHIP legislation of 1998, NCPeds partnered with the NC DHHS Division of Public Health Children & Youth Branch to bring together children's health advocates, other state agencies and other partners to assure that families knew about public health insurance options. We supported the creation of the NC Coalition to Promote Children's Health Insurance Programs. This Coalition has met quarterly to provide a venue for key stakeholders to exchange ideas, learn about local, state and national efforts and best practices, and otherwise assure a strong infrastructure for Medicaid and Health Choice. While the issues and areas of focus changed over the past almost two decades, the gathering of key leaders across a variety of disciplines and focus on strong health insurance for kids has remained constant.

      The Coalition has brought about significant and meaningful change in our health care community. It has secured special grants for outreach from the Covering Kids/CMS, lobbied the legislature for creation of Health Check Coordinators (HCCs) in every county health department as well as provided ongoing training for and support of the HCCs throughout the years, coordinated by the outreach staff within the Children and Youth Branch.

      Ever wonder what a dad thinks at a pediatric visit? Or how to include dads in a pediatric visit?

      Want to learn more about the foster care system and how you can get involved?

      All of these topics are now covered on the new NCPeds blog! It is filled with a variety of pediatric-related topics that are written by members and friends of NCPeds to provide a real-life perspective.

      Check it out today to see the following posts:

      Andsubscribeto the blog to be alerted when new posts and new topics are added.


      Dates to Remember

      Mark your calendars for these upcoming NCPeds events.