Provider Connection | September/October 2019
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Discover what’s new in pediatric healthcare. Stay on the cutting edge with regular updates on research, medical news, continuing medical education opportunities and more.

Quality improvement: Helping boost everyone’s triple aim
CHOC Childrens Vice President of Population Health Dr. Michael Weiss penned this KevinMD article about CHOC’s successful partnership with three organizations in one of the largest quality improvement programs ever undertaken in California.

The impact of racism on child and adolescent health
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently issued a statement detailing how racism adversely affects children’s health, including ways pediatricians can help acknowledge, understand and alleviate the effects of racism on young people.

Testicular cryopreservation brings hope to CHOC cancer patients
CHOC Children’s Hospital is the only hospital on the West Coast to offer testicular cryopreservation. The program allows young male patients to take steps to preserve their future fertility, even if they are too young to bank sperm.

Vaping: What providers should know
The CDC reports on recent vaping-related lung injuries and presents recommendations and resources for providers. In this CBS Los Angeles story, CHOC pediatrician Dr. Katherine Williamson describes her concerns with the growing youth vaping trend.

Resource roundups:
See collections of resources by topic, including articles on mythbusting, tips, news and more. These articles from the CHOC Blog and other outlets are suitable for providers to share with families who need more information.

Flu season roundup
Childhood immunization roundup
Breastfeeding roundup
HPV roundup

Mark your calendars
CHOC offers a host of continuing medical education events to help clinicians stay on the cutting edge of practice. Here are a few upcoming sessions:

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