As Florida’s schools prepare to re-open this Fall, superintendents are weighing options for doing so safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP) today released “FCAAP Recommendations Regarding School Reopening”, a white paper to assist Florida’s school superintendents as they prepare their school districts to reopen. … Continue reading
The Summer 2020 edition of The Florida Pediatrician is now available! Click here to access this edition.
Featured articles include:
• Evidence-Based Medicine Curriculum: Our Experience at the University of Florida, Jacksonville
• The Impact of a Medical-Legal Partnership in Pediatric Care in Jacksonville, … Continue reading
The Future of Pediatric Practice 2020 is moving online! Although we won’t be gathering in person this year, FCAAP has planned a fun, interactive, and educational virtual conference for all pediatric health care providers. Join us September 4 – 5, 2020, … Continue reading
By popular demand following the success of FCAAP’s hit COVID-19 Forum Series, the Chapter is excited to launch its NEW FCAAP Florida Health Care Provider Forum Series! This 12-part webinar forum series for Florida-based pediatricians will feature a new 30-minute session on the first and third Thursday of each month centered around hot topics requested by FCAAP Members. … Continue reading
Below are important updates from the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) for Medicaid and CHIP providers.
Provider Relief Fund Application Deadline is July 20
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced additional distributions from the Provider Relief Fund targeted to eligible providers that participate in the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs. … Continue reading
On Thursday, June 18, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision on the consolidated cases regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The 5-4 ruling concludes that the Trump Administration violated the Administrative Procedures Act when terminating the program, … Continue reading
FCAAP Offices Closed in Recognition of Juneteenth
In recognition of Juneteenth, the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Inc. (“FCAAP”), will be closed Friday, June 19, 2020. This day commemorates June 19, 1865, when news finally reached African Americans in Texas that President Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation. … Continue reading
The national American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) elections have concluded, and Dr. Moira Szilagyi has been voted AAP president-elect. Dr. Szilagyi will take over as president on Jan. 1, 2022, following Dr. Lee Savio Beers, who will serve as president in 2021. … Continue reading
Help the voices of Florida’s pediatricians be heard by voting in this year’s AAP election! Elect the future leaders of your AAP by visiting aap.org/vote. Elections will conclude on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 11:59 pm (CT).
Personalized links to election ballots were sent to members via email in May. … Continue reading
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), … Continue reading