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Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics Electronic Newsletter June 2009 Make your reservation today! Breakfast for...

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Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

Electronic Newsletter June 2009 Make your reservation today! Breakfast for Books Monday June 22 Time is running out!!! Make your reservations today for the third annual Breakfast for Books fundraiser on Monday, June 22 from 8:30-10 a.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel/Worthington. The 2009 event will feature Kansas City Chiefs linebacker, and Second and Seven Foundation cofounder, Mike Vrabel reading The Hog Mollies and the Pickle Pie Party, a book written by the Second and Seven Foundation. Mike Vrabel

Tickets: $30 for children; $45 adults; $100 for VIP tickets which includes regular ticket plus access to VIP Post-Event and a copy of The Hog Mollies and the Pickle Pie Party autographed by Mike Vrabel; or $500 a table for 10 tickets and one autographed copy of Vrabel’s book. Star Bright Books will be partnering as an exhibitor, with ROR Ohio at Breakfast for Books by offering a Book Fair opportunity to all attendees. Attendees will have two opportunities to provide books for ROR Ohio. 1. Purchase at full retail price for your own personal purchase and a percentage of the book sales will than be given to ROR Ohio to purchase additional books for their sites. 2. Purchase books at the discounted price for a book donation to be given directly to ROR Ohio. To register online go to: http://www.ohioaap.org/ foundation/reach-out-and-read/breakfast-for-books/ breakfast-for-books-registration/breakfast-for-booksregistration

Action Alert for Ohio pediatricians Budget Background Work on Ohio’s biennial budget bill (HB 1) continues in June through the work of a conference committee. On June 3, the Ohio Senate passed a budget bill with dramatic changes from the draft proposed by Gov. Ted Strickland and passed by the Democrat-controlled Ohio House. The Senate faced an unexpected twist in May with an announcement from state budget officials that current fiscal year 2009 was falling short approximately $1 billion. This news came just days after the House passed the state’s $54 billion biennial budget bill with a predictable partisan vote (53-45) on April 29. The conference committee is forced to cut an additional $2.5 to $3.2 billion from the state spending plan after budget analysts updated revenue and Medicaid caseload estimates for June. House and Senate leaders and Gov. Strickland are vocal in their opposition to increasing revenue for the state’s budget. Additional cuts to valuable state programs is expected. Action Alert Funding for the Autism Education Diagnosis Pilot Program (ADEPP), a program of the Ohio AAP, is on the line as policymakers continue to cut key funding. ADEPP has engaged families, health-care professionals, child-care providers, educators and community leaders to promote early identification of autism and developmental delays through the use of evidence-based methods. In 18 months, ADEPP increased the supply of primary care professionals who screen for developmental delays like autism, created new community-based teams who can evaluate and diagnose children suspected of having autism, improved care collaboration to better offer timely, effective services for children with autism and other developmental delays, and crafted public awareness materials to support better screening and diagnosis See Budget…page 3

Ohio AAP E-newsletter

Ohio AAP Foundation Golf Outing looking for teams Gather your co-workers and gather your friends. It’s time for the Ohio AAP Foundation Golf Outing on Tuesday, September 22. Again this year, prizes will be awarded to the top hospital-based team and top Ohio AAP Committee-based team participating in the golf outing. The challenge has been set for each Children’s Hospital to find four golfers to represent them in this competition for bragging rights. Let’s find out who truly is the best Children’s Hospital, and also, the best Ohio AAP Committee. You can participate as an individual; a foursome; or if you are unable to golf, you can just attend the reception. Proceeds benefit the Ohio AAP Foundation and the Foundation’s three major initiatives – Reach Out and Read Ohio; Healthy, Strong and Ready for Teens: Parents and Doctors Working Together to Prepare Girls for Adolescence; and the My Story Foster Care Program. Look for registration information in the summer issue of Ohio Pediatrics.

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June 2009

Gov. Strickland designates June teen immunization month Gov. Ted Strickland has designated June as “Teen Immunization Month” throughout the state of Ohio and urges businesses, community-based organizations and service groups to participate in activities and recognition events to increase the awareness of the importance of immunizing adolescents.

Gov. Ted Strickland

Gov. Strickland also encourages public and private health-care providers, parents, school systems, thirdparty payors and school-based health centers to advance the health of young people by ensuring on-time immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases. In his proclamation, Gov. Strickland says that vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools for preventing disease and death. He states that vaccines are not just for infants, teens need vaccinations too. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends immunizations for 11-18 year-olds against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, meningococcal disease, influenza, hepatitis B, chickenpox, and for girls, human papillomavirus. More than 2,300 cases of chickenpox, nearly 800 cases of pertussis and 40 cases of meningococcal disease were reported in Ohio in 2008.

Ohio AAP E-newsletter Budget from Page 1 of delays like autism. Please take a moment to call the budget conferees listed below to encourage them to make ADEPP funding a top priority. Please use the talking points below. Budget Conferees Rep. Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) 614-466-3100 [email protected] Rep. Jay Goyal (D-Mansfield) 614-466-5802 [email protected] Rep. Ron Amstutz (R-Wooster) 614-466-1474 [email protected] Sen. John Carey (R-Wellston) 614-466-8156 [email protected] Sen. Mark Wagoner (R-Toledo) 614-466-8060 [email protected] Sen. Dale Miller (D-Cleveland) 614-466-5123 [email protected] Talking Points • Ohio AAP is asking that the Autism Diagnosis Education Pilot Program be funded at $300,000 per year as a separate line item, pulling funding from Help Me Grow (Ohio Department of Health).



The Autism Diagnosis Education Pilot Program helps Help Me Grow use its dollars more effectively by sharing research, data and best practices.



Help make Help Me Grow use its dollars more effectively.



Ensure that Ohio maintains a quality program that improves the way children in Ohio are screened and diagnosed with autism and other development delays – early screening is critical!



Support sustaining the Autism Diagnosis Education Pilot Project in the Ohio budget.



1 in every 8 children in Ohio has delayed development. Early screening is critical when it comes to care and cost.



Children at risk or on Medicaid are more likely to have delays in development. We want Ohio’s children to be protected.

June 2009

Ohio AAP Annual Meeting is Nov. 13-14 Plan to attend the Ohio AAP 2009 Annual Meeting on Nov. 13-14 at Great Wolf Lodge, Mason, Ohio. Bring the whole family! The kids can enjoy the water park, while you gain value information at the workshops. On Friday, Nov. 13 Mark Redding, MD, and Jonna McRury, MD, FAAP, CATCH Coordinators Topic: How to Get a CATCH Grant to Make a Difference in Your Local Community Panel of Experts Topic: Technology Issues in Private Practice Robert Frenck, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Topic: 2009 Red Book Update Saturday, Nov. 14 Judy Dolins, District and Chapter Relations Director, American Academy of Pediatrics Topic: Maintenance of Certification Paula Duncan, MD, chair, Bright Futures Implementation Project (PIP) Topic: Bright Futures 3rd Edition. Watch your mail for a complete brochure coming soon.

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