The NCPeds Annual Meeting is coming up Aug. 19-21, and we are excited to offer an InjuryPrevention MOC for the first time.
During the Annual Meeting, participants can attend Injury Prevention Birth to 4 Years. The session will address the top 25 causes of injury in children birth to 4 years of age and provide recommendations for addressing those in pediatric offices.
The session will review:
·Primary causes of severe injuries in children from birth to age 4.
·Why pediatricians should discuss injury prevention with patients and parents.
·Recommendations for injury prevention counseling regarding child passenger, firearm, water, sleep and home safety as well as non-accidental trauma.
The MOC offers 2 hours of the AMA Category 1 CME credit.
For more information or to register for the meeting, visit theEvent website.
NCPeds Discusses Medicaid in Washington, DC
On July 12, representatives of NCPeds met with leaders from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) about the 1115 Medicaid waiver submitted by the State of North Carolina in June 2016. The proposed waiver creates three statewide Medicaid plans plus multiple regional Medicaid plans. Pediatricians have expressed great concerns about the complexity of multiple plans, the elimination of Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC), the potential impact on child health, and the expected reduction in access to care. Drs. Debbie Ainsworth, Christoph Diasio and Dave Tayloe Jr. (picture above) carried those concerns to Washington, DC. In addition to meeting with CMS, they also met with staff for most of the state's Congressional delegation.
Many thanks to Drs. Ainsworth, Diasio and Tayloe for quickly re-arranging their schedules to go to Washington, DC and to the American Academy of Pediatrics for setting up all the meetings!
Jon P. Carr NCPeds Lobbyist
NCPeds Career Center
Jon Carr, an attorney with the Jordan Price Wall Gray Jones and Carlton law firm, serves as the primary lobbyist and attorney for the North Carolina Pediatric Society. Henry Jones, with the same firm, has worked with the Society since the mid 1980’s.
Jon has served as NCPeds' lobbyist since 2001 and frequently meets with legislators and staff members on issues pertaining to or impacting the pediatric community. Jon has worked on numerous issues for NCPeds over the years; his initial involvement was working on legislation to ban guns on school property and to prevent children from riding in the back of pickup trucks.
"It is an honor and a privilege to represent the Society," he said.
With 23 years of experience, Jon focuses his practice on legal and legislative representation of nonprofit associations. In addition to NCPeds, he works with over 10 other organizations including the American Cancer Society, an association of hospice providers, and the NC Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. Jon also serves as pro bono general counsel to the Association Executives of North Carolina.
"My favorite parts are the long-term relationships with the clients, engaging with legislators, and the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of others. I like the fast-paced environment at the General Assembly. It's where things are happening in our state that matter," he said.
A long-time Raleigh resident and graduate of Broughton High School, Jon lives near downtown Raleigh with his wife and two children. In his spare time you can find him exercising, cooking for his family, reading or enjoying coastal activities.
Looking for a job in the pediatric field? The NCPeds Career Center is the place to start your search.Career Center is a great resource for recent grads, those reentering the workforce and skilled professionals moving to North Carolina. Job listings are available for every skill level across the state.
In addition to FREE jobs postings the NCPeds Career Center includes:
Volunteer and internship postings
Community Forums for job hunters to exchange ideas