FCAAP Committees and Task Forces

The FCAAP committees and task forces work to lead programs established by the organization or through collaboration with external stakeholders. To learn how you can get involved, contact the Chapter at info@fcaap.org or 850.224.3939.

Committees & Task Forces

  • Child Abuse and Injury Prevention Committee
    • Chair: Dr. Randy Alexander
  • Continuing Education Committee
    • Co-Chairs: Drs. Gene Hershorin and Nicole Torres
  • Disaster Preparedness Committee
    • Co-Chairs: Drs. Tiffany Berkshire and Mavara Mirza-Agrawal
  • Early Career Physicians Committee
    • Co-Chairs: Drs. John Morrison and Meredith Plant
  • Editorial Board Committee
    • Chair and Editor: Dr. Mobeen Rathore
    • Co-Chair and Associate Editor: Dr. Michael Muszynski
  • Finance Committee
    • Chair: Dr. Patricia Emmanuel
  • Governance Committee
    • Chair: Dr. Lisa Gwynn
  • Immunization Committee
    • Chair: Dr. Audrey Ofir
  • Legislative Advocacy Committee
    • Legislative Subcommittee – Chair: Dr. Toni Richards-Rowley
    • Advocacy Subcommittee – Co-Chairs: Drs. Toni Richards-Rowley & Lisa Gwynn
  • Medicaid Committee
    • Chair: Dr. Paul Robinson
  • Medical Students Committee
    • Chair: Emilie Flament
  • Membership Committee
    • Co-Chairs: Drs. E. Leila Jerome Clay and Rana Alissa
  • Nominations Committee
    • Chair: Dr. Madeline Joseph
  • Obesity and Nutrition Committee
    • Chair: Dr. Shaista Safder
  • Residents and Trainees Committee
    • Co-Chairs: Drs. Ashely Van Putten and Brittney Russell
    • Assistant Chair: Dr. Leslie Leal
    • Advisor: Dr. Sharon Dabrow

Task Forces

  • Diversity & Inclusion Task Force
    • Co-Chairs: Drs. Kennessa Hugger and Michael Maurer
  • Emerging Infections Task Force (ad hoc)
    • Chair: Dr. Mobeen Rathore
  • Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
    • Co-Chairs: Drs. Judith Aronson-Ramos and Robin Straus
  • Pediatric  Cardiovascular Task Force
    • Co-Chairs: Drs. Bill Blanchard and Gerold Schiebler
  • School & Mental Health Task Force
    • Co-Chairs Dr. Lisa Gwynn and Dr. Tommy Schechtman

Projects, Programs, and Grant Initiatives

Healthy People 2020

Dr. Madeline Joseph and Dr. Elise Fallucco are leading this project with a goal of increasing the proportion of PCP office visits where youth aged 12 to 18 years are screened for depression and increasing the proportion of children with mental health problems who receive treatment. The project offers an on-demand two-part training for PCPs using an evidence-based, specialized program that incorporates simulated clinical encounters with adolescent actors. The training is now available and is free to all providers!


ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE USE SBIRT ECHO PROJECT

FCAAP is recruiting primary care practices to join an 8-month Project ECHO telementoring learning collaborative aimed to educate and support primary care providers on adolescent substance use screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) approaches.

Participants will improve access to quality care for adolescents with a history of substance use, learn new quality improvement (QI) methods and track improvement through monthly data collection to achieve
desired outcomes in their practices, and network and problem solve with others. Approval is pending for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 and Part 4 credits, as well as continuing education (CE).
Those interested can review the flyer for details, and apply online (extended application deadline due to COVID-19). Contact FCAAP Executive Director Alicia Adams at aadams@fcaap.org with any questions.


Chapter Quality Network (CQN) Improving Childhood Immunizations Project (ICHIP)

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is pleased to announce the launch of a childhood immunizations learning collaborative convened through the National AAP Chapter Quality Network (CQN).  In collaboration with the Florida Chapter of the AAP and the Texas Pediatric Society (the Texas Chapter of the AAP), the CQN Improving Childhood Immunizations Project (ICHIP)  project will employ quality improvement techniques and clinical education/training to increase childhood immunizations in pediatric clinical practices using the Model for Improvement. The primary goal will be to increase rates of the vaccines recommended by the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) schedule for children aged 15-35 months. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many children have fallen behind on scheduled immunizations. We hope you will participate in this opportunity to increase immunization rates while earning MOC and CME credits.

About the Project: Practices will have the opportunity to participate in a learning collaborative based on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Breakthrough Series Collaborative Model, which includes four practice learning sessions (2 in person, 2 webinars), and seven practice webinars in collaboration with other practices in their region. Project participants will have access to subject matter experts, curriculum, and QI coaching. Practice teams will implement process changes into their practices by conducting small tests of change and collecting practice-level data (Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles). Practice participation will begin in December 2020 and continue through December 2021.  Eligible participants will receive Maintenance of Certification Part 2 and Part 4, and Performance Improvement Continuing Medical Education (PI CME). This project is funded through an independent grant from Pfizer Inc.

View the recruitment packet with more details on the project timeline, requirements, and MOC and PI CME here.

Deadline to enroll: November 25, 2020.
To enroll in the project: Complete this survey.
For More Information: Contact Alicia Adams, Esq., at aadams@fcaap.org.
Questions Regarding MOC & PI CME Requirements: Contact Kristie Marcelle, MSW, PMP, at kmarcelle@aap.org.


2019-2020 Adolescent Vaccinations and Wellness

Participants in the 2019-2020 Adolescent Vaccinations and Wellness Project will work to improve HPV vaccination rates among adolescents by initiating the 2-dose series at age 9 (and no later than age 11) and completing the series no later than age 12. Participants will educate adolescents and their parents on the importance of early vaccination against cancers caused by HPV. This project will begin on December 2, 2019 and conclude on July 31, 2020. Monthly requirements include the viewing of a webinar and the data pull beginning with the baseline.

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has approved the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Inc.’s application for the Adolescent Vaccinations and Wellness Program Project. Physicians who participate in this project and meet ABP completion requirements will receive credit for the Improving Professional Practice (Part 4) component of Maintenance of Certification (MOC).

Questions about the project? Contact FCAAP Executive Director Alicia Adams at aadams@fcaap.org.


Patient Centered Medical Home Transition

Through the Pediatric Council, FCAAP continues to provide the Patient Centered Medical Home Transition Program to its members a no cost, providing resources to help FCAAP members achieve PCMH recognition.


Thank you to The Pfizer Foundation for supporting FCAAP’s efforts to support pediatricians and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.