Morning Report

Morning Report

This list of potential topics for Resident Advocacy Morning Report is by no means exhaustive or exclusive! Pick a topic (from here or elsewhere) that really interests you or that relates to an issue you've encountered in your practice. It may be a topic currently in the news − locally, at the state level, or nationally − or a topic related to an issue you faced with a patient. You may also choose to talk about a state or local program and how it may help families.

Feel free to contact Dr. Diane Pappas at childadvocacy@virginia.edu for help in choosing a topic or finding up-to-date information on your topic. And don't hesitate to contact the VA AAP, the national AAP office, or the AAP Federal Affairs Office for information and assistance − they can provide a wealth of information on certain topics.

Here are some ideas, but there are many more to choose from, so be creative!

AAP
America's Promise
Role of COFGA
Role of COSGA
AAP advocacy resources
CATCH program

Abuse and Neglect
SARA (Sexual Assault Resource Agency)

ADHD
Educational rights of children with ADHD

Athletes
Drug screening of student athletes

Child Care
Quality Early Education and Child Care
(see AAP State Issue Brief)

Child Development
Autism Early Detection and Intervention
EPSDT
Early Intervention Services
Early Childhood Special Education

Community Resources
Blue Ridge Care Connection for Children
Region X
CHIP
Local Health Departments
Parent Resource Center
UVA Educational Consultants
Charlottesville-Albemarle Emergency Food Bank
SARA
Charlottesville-Albemarle Obesity Task Force
Boys and Girls Club
Headstart
Early Intervention
TANF
Shelter for Help in Emergency
EPSDT
WIC
Funding for heat/air conditioning for families in need
International Refugee Committee

Confidentiality
Adolescent confidentiality
(see AAP State Issue Brief)

Education
IEPs
504 plans
Headstart
Pre-K programs
Response to intervention
Parent Resource Center
Early Intervention
Bullying

Elections
Importance of voting
How to register/absentee ballots

Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness for Children with Special Health Care needs (see AAP committee statement)
Disaster Preparedness for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Disaster Liability (see AAP State Issue Brief)
Federal Disaster Preparedness Funds for State and Local Governments (see AAP
State Issue Brief)
Pediatric Emergency Medical Services (see AAP State Issue Brief)
EMSC
Medical Reserve Corps
Emergency System for Advanced Registration of Volunteer Medical Professionals (ESAR)
National Disaster Medical Systems (NDMS)
DMAT teams
Strategic national stockpiles
State and local disaster preparedness initiatives
UVA disaster preparedness initiatives
Disaster preparedness for our clinic patients
Pandemic Influenza
National Commission on Children and Disasters (proposed in 2008 Omnibus bill)
Terrorism Preparedness

Firearms
Assault Weapons Ban (see AAP State Issue Brief)

Foster Care

Health Care Reform Implementation

Immigration
International Refugee Committee

Immunizations
AAP Immunization Alliance (started in 2008)
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC)
Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV)

Liability
Medical Liability Reform
(see AAP State Issue Brief)
Retired Physician Liability
(see AAP State Issue Brief)
Special Health Courts

Loan Repayment
Resident loan repayment/deferment/forbearance

Medical Home
Dental home
Medical home
Mental health home

Mental Health
Workforce crisis
Child and Adolescent Mental Health (See AAP State Issue Brief; AAP mental health toolkit, "Strategies for System Change in Children's Mental Health")
VA CSB network/Region X
In-home services
Bullying

Obesity
Charlottesville-Albemarle Childhood Obesity Task Force (See AAP State Issue Brief)

Oral Health
Access to care
Fluoride varnish
VA Healthy Smiles Program

Public Benefits
Social Security Disability Benefits
Medicaid Waivers
WIC
SCHIP
Heating/cooling assistance
Housing supports
TANF

Quality Initiatives
Pay for Performance

Retail-Based Clinics

Smoking
Second-hand smoke exposure
Smoking cessation

Toy Safety

TV
FCC actions on behalf of children

Vaccines
Vaccine Financing
Vaccine supply and distribution

Violence
Domestic violence
Gang violence

Vision
Vision examination mandates (see AAP State Issue Brief)