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 exposure. 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 2020.  

Practices that wish to participate in the Quality Improvement (QI) component must:
  • Provide primary care to patients 6 - 72 months.
  • Secure approval from practice leadership to participate in this project.
  • Agree to following participation requirements:
    • Participate in the project for its duration of 7 months
    • Each PRACTICE complete monthly de-identified retrospective chart reviews (up to 10 charts or more) for a total of 7 cycles through AAP Quality Improvement Data Aggregator (QIDA)
      • If a multi-site health system, each site leader should complete a separate practice application and adhere to the same participation requirements
    • Each PRACTICE submits a PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act) worksheet monthly
    • Each PRACTICE conducts at least 1 coaching call with the AAP QI Consultant within the first two months of the project
    • Each INDIVIDUAL attend 75% of ECHO sessions “LIVE”
    • Each INDIVIDUAL views 100% of the archived ECHO sessions for any sessions they did not attend live
    • Each INDIVIDUAL attends 90% of team huddles to review data and plan and implement PDSA process improvement cycles
    • Each INDIVIDUAL completes all program evaluations and participates in a focus group
  • Identify a core project team that will be responsible for providing leadership and oversight within the practice for the initiative. 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 a front office person, 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 reviewed and issued an exempt determination for this project, consistent with how it handles all AAP QI projects. AAP IRB review is usually sufficient for most participating practices).

ECHO sessions occur virtually using Zoom video conference technology. 

The ECHO sessions will take place every 4th Thursday of the month from 4:00-5:00pm ET and will run from January - July 2020.

The deadline to complete this application is January 15, 2020

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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