Quality Improvement Project Opportunities 

Seeking primary care practice/clinic teams for quality improvement projects

Learn from national experts in obesity prevention, skilled in leading quality improvement efforts in pediatric primary care!

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight, in partnership with the AAP Bright Futures National Center, is recruiting for two virtual quality improvement (QI) projects in 2020. Providers have the opportunity to earn 25 Part 4 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points and 20 PICME/Part 2 MOC points (if approved) along with additional project-specific Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Projects will focus on:

    • Improving early feeding assessment, counseling and obesity prevention in the Optimize Infant and Toddler Feeding for Obesity Prevention Project
    • Improving obesity risk assessment and prevention in the Childhood Obesity in Primary Care (COPC) Project

Each team will be asked to select only one project at the start of the online application, so we encourage everyone to learn more before applying. 


Option 1

Optimize Infant & Toddler Feeding for Obesity Prevention


Application Deadline: November 25, 2019

Project Kickoff: January 21, 2020

The Institute is piloting an innovative QI project focused on fostering healthy bahaviors and healthy weight in children from birth to age two. Emphasis will be on improving and tailoring  nutrition and healthy behaviors assessment and counseling, during well-child visits for children under 2 years of age.

    • 19 weeks (3 data cycles)
    • 1 sustainability cycle (6-months later)
    • 25 Part 4 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points
    • 20 PICME/Part 2 MOC points
    • Up to 4 additional CME/Part 2 MOC credits
» Learn More » Apply

​Option 2

Childhood Obesity in Primary Care

(COPC)

 

Application Deadline: November 25, 2019

Project Kickoff: February 4, 2020

Childhood Obesity in Primary Care is a premier QI project from the Institute, that aims to improve the implementation of comprehensive obesity-related health risk assessment in pediatric primary care practices. Providers will focus on their assessment, counseling and appropriate guidance for children age two and above, during well-child visits.

    • 19 weeks (3 data cycles)
    • 25 Part 4 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points
    • 20 PICME/Part 2 MOC points
    • Up to 6 additional CME credits
» Learn More » Apply


​We are proud to partner with Bright Futures on both of these quality improvement projects.


During our previous QI projects, practices have made many meaningful improvements!

  

  • Diverse practices/clinics have successfully participated in our recent QI projects:

    • urban, suburban, and rural locations

    • large and small private primary care practices

    • health system and university based clinics

    • federally qualified or community health centers

    • school based health centers, etc.