Physicians

The page in intended to provide resources for and information about Pediatricians in New York Chapter 2.


June 2018

The NYS Office of Mental Health’s (OMH) will launch the first State-operated intensive outpatient service for Maternal Depression by the end of the month at Hutchings Psychiatric Center in Syracuse.  Additional programs are expected to open later in the-summer.  Additionally, OMH is in the process of making Project TEACH resources specific to maternal depression available statewide.  OMH will also be sponsoring several trainings throughout the summer and fall of 2018 to increase .awareness of maternal depression, symptoms, screening and treatment options.  OMH will provide two Webinars in the months ahead, as well as a conference on Maternal Depression for medical practitioners and mental health professionals in the Fall of 2018.  Read more here.


New Paid Family Leave Webinars for Health Care Providers

Since the January 1, 2018, launch of New York State’s landmark Paid Family Leave benefit, millions of New Yorkers are now eligible for job-protected, paid time off to bond with a newly born, adopted, or fostered child, care for a family member with a serious health condition, or assist loved ones when a family member is deployed abroad on active military service.

Health care providers play a critical role in certifying medical documentation in a timely manner and raising awareness of Paid Family Leave among their patients and their families.

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board will be hosting new Paid Family Leave informational webinars for health care providers.  The new webinars provide an overview of the benefit, review the health care provider’s role in medical certification (including who can certify leave and which conditions qualify), and address top questions from providers.

Register Here:

Space is limited, so please register soon.  When you click ‘Register here’, you will be taken to a general information page.  You must click ‘Register’ on the bottom of that page to sign up.

Tuesday, June 12, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Register here

Wednesday, June 13, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Register here

Tuesday, July 31, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Register here

Tuesday, August 7, 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Register here

Additional sessions will be scheduled as needed.

Resources Available to You

Complete details and resources for health care providers are available at ny.gov/PaidFamilyLeave, including request forms, downloadable guides, and more.  You can also call the Paid Family Leave Helpline at (844) 337-6303, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for more information or assistance.

Paid Family Leave is now live and helping New Yorkers care for their loved ones when they are most needed.  Please join an upcoming webinar to learn how you can help your patients use this important benefit.


Health Barriers to Learning: The Prevalence and Educational Consequences in Disadvantaged Children   https://www.childrenshealthfund.org/hbl-literature-review/ describes the HBLs and the supporting evidence base for their impact on academic success.  It also describes the disproportionate prevalence of HBLs in disadvantaged children, the extent of unmet need for services for identification, management and treatment, and each HBL’s impact on learning.  The report offers recommendations for better identification, management, and treatment of these barriers.


Overview: Small Practice Shared Services Focus Groups


The National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is pleased to announce the launch of its new and improved Web site, www.medicalhomeinfo.org.

The Web site provides pediatric medical home information, tools, and resources for practices and clinicians, specifically pediatricians. Visit the Web site to learn about the following:

  • Education and training opportunities
  • Tools and resources for pediatric medical home implementation
  • Evidence supporting the pediatric medical home model
  • Information about pediatric medical home initiatives in 50 states and the District of Columbia

 

Career Center

We are now able to post opportunities for pediatricians, and are members are able to post their CV’s and search for positions.  Try it out!