Local Pediatric CME and Chapter Events

Earn 25 MOC4 Credits Through Adolescent Mental Health Screening and Referral Project

MNAAP is seeking clinics to participate in a MOC4 quality improvement project aimed at improving documentation and administration of depression screening and referral of teens who identify as BIPOC and/or LGBQI+. Up to 25 MOC4 credits are available for participating physicians. According to Minnesota Community Measurement, half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health condition among young people, particularly BIPOC and LGBTQI+ youth. But many young people are never treated – or not until they’re in crisis.

This MOC4 module seeks to improve adolescent mental health screening rates at adolescent and young adult clinic visits using the HEDIS and Minnesota Community Measurement measures, as well as by integrating feedback from BIPOC and LGBTQI+ youth into the development of more culturally sensitive/relevant screening tools. Each participating clinic receives $4,000 to support QI-related activities.

The project runs from March through August. For more information, contact MNAAP Executive Director Jeff Bauer.

Fighting Racism to Advance Child Health Equity

This free training is available through the AAP Online Learning Center through April 2024. The course is designed to change competence and performance by focusing on ways to equip pediatricians to advance child health equity by applying an anti-racist lens to the systems shaping health and medicine. Tools and strategies will be provided to help prepare pediatricians on how to use the power of their platform to address health disparities and help create the conditions that we know support healthier children and families. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and MOC 2 credit available.

Safer: Storing Firearms Prevents Harm

This free training, available through June 2024, describes universal firearm injury prevention guidance for pediatric providers in clinic-settings, offers pragmatic video counseling examples based on existing evidence, and provides resources. MOC Part 2 and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ available. Click here for more information.

Annual Sponsors

Children's Minnesota
Gillette Children's
Hennepin Healthcare
University of Minnesota Health
Essentia Health
Mayo Clinic
Shriners Healthcare for Children-Twin Cities