To support Florida’s pediatric residents, to expand their knowledge of the legislative process, and to enhance their appreciation of the power pediatricians hold to influence the Legislature, the Florida Pediatric Foundation has awarded two $1,500 scholarships to residents enrolled in Florida pediatric residency programs to attend the annual AAP Advocacy Conference.
The Florida Pediatrician, Winter 2023
The Winter 2023 edition of The Florida Pediatrician is now available!
Florida Reimbursement Assistance for Medical Education Program
The goal of the Florida Reimbursement Assistance for Medical Education (FRAME) program is to encourage qualified medical professionals to practice in underserved locations of the state. Qualified physicians are eligible for up to $20,000 per year. The FRAME portal will open to accept new applications on February 1, 2023, and will remain open until March 31, 2023. Selections will be made on or before June 1, 2023.
FCAAP ANNOUNCES NEW AND RENEWED CORPORATE MEMBERS FOR 2023
FCAAP is excited to announce the addition and renewal of Corporate Memberships for 2023! Corporate Membership unifies these companies and the Chapter in a pledge to ensure access to quality health care for all children and to support pediatric health care providers.
FCAAP NAMES NEW COMMITTEE AND TASK FORCE LEADERS
FCAAP’s Board of Directors has appointed new leaders for the E-Cigarette Task Force, Obesity & Nutrition Committee, and Legislative Advocacy Committee for 2022-2023. Read more about these committee leaders!
FPF Now Accepting 2023 Advocacy Training Scholarship Applications
The Florida Pediatric Foundation (FPF) is now accepting applications for the 2023 Louis B. St. Petery, Jr., MD, FAAP, and Julia Revel St. Petery, MD, FAAP, Pediatric Trainee Advocacy Training Scholarship.
FCAAP POSITION UNCHANGED ON GENDER-AFFIRMING CARE, OFFERS MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT RESOURCES
The proposed rules for treating young Floridians with gender dysphoria have created uncertainty for transgender and gender-diverse children and adolescents, their families, and Florida’s pediatricians.
INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL PROJECT
Spots are still available for pediatric practices interested in joining a quality improvement project focused on infection prevention and control. Join us for an ECHO project funded by the CDC’s Project Firstline. This project offers CME, MOC2, and MOC4 credit, as well as a financial incentive to participants who complete the project.
Florida Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics, Inc. Celebrates Approval of Amended Settlement Agreement in its Medicaid Access Lawsuit Against the State of Florida
TALLAHASSEE — In 2002, under the leadership of then President Dr. Rick Bucciarelli, the Florida Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics, Inc. (FCAAP), decided to sue the State of Florida for failure to assure that children on Florida Medicaid have appropriate access to Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment services.
Vaccinated for the Holidays!
FCAAP is collaborating with the Infectious Disease Prevention Network and other community partners, on two community vaccination events in Florida. Each event will feature a discussion about the impact of vaccines on the community, food, activities, and an opportunity for families to receive their COVID and influenza vaccines.