Practice Application

Thank you for your interest in the AAP Lead Testing ECHO 
Learning Collaborative!
Primary care practices will develop and implement quality improvement processes to improve care for children affected by lead poisoning. Practices will be asked to identify a multi-disciplinary team to participate in the program and adhere to the quality improvement framework. The project will run January - July 2019.  

Participating practices
must:
  • Provide primary care to patients 6-72 months of age.
  • Secure approval from practice leadership to participate in this project.
  • Agree to the following:

         - Participate in the project for its duration of 7 months.
         - Complete 1 retrospective pre-post evaluation survey per participant.
         - Complete monthly retrospective chart reviews (minimum of 20 charts per month) for a total of 7 cycles through AAP Quality Improvement Data Aggregator (QIDA).
         - Hold at least 6 team meetings to review data and plan and implement PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act) process improvement cycles.
         - Participate in all 8 ECHO sessions (January - July 2019; will meet twice in January and then once per month through project end). 
         - Submit one de-identified patient case form to discuss during a monthly ECHO session.

  • Identify a core project team that will provide leadership and oversight within the practice for the  project. The team may include, at a minimum, a primary care physician who will serve as physician lead; a nurse; and/or an additional team member such as front office staff, practice manager, or care coordinator (this role will be responsible for data submission for the project). Practices may choose to include additional members on the core project team, and all practice staff can participate in educational offerings.
  • If required by their institution, seek Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for participation. (Please note: The AAP IRB has approved this project. AAP IRB approval is typically sufficient for most participating practices since no identifiable protected health information is being collected for this project).
The application deadline has been extended to January 18, 2019.

ECHO sessions occur virtually using Zoom video conference technology.  A kick-off session will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 12:00-1:00pm ET. Monthly sessions will occur on the last Thursday of the month, 4:00-5:00pm ET, beginning January 31, 2019.


This application can be completed by the physician champion or a designee. For questions, contact Shannon Limjuco at slimjuco@aap.org.

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