Pediatric Annals

Guest Editorial 

Updates in Health Supervision Guidelines for Children, Part 2

Judith S. Shaw, EdD, MPH, RN; Gregory S. Blaschke, MD, MPH, FAAP

Abstract

This issue of Pediatric Annals, the second of two issues devoted to updating pediatric health supervision guidelines for infants, children, and adolescents, takes Bright Futures beyond the practice setting and into the community. Implementing Bright Futures successfully can only be accomplished when all the child health disciplines and organizations in a region or state work together and share a common understanding and language of health promotion and prevention. Bright Futures Guidelines for the Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, third edition, takes into consideration this broad perspective, as the writing for each age-stage section was co-led by a clinician and family partner. Acknowledging the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to child health, Bright Futures was developed for the medical home but with continued and extensive input from an array of community colleagues that brought to this edition a diversity of perspectives facing children and families at this time.

ABOUT THE GUEST EDITORS

Gregory S. Blaschke, MD, MPH, FAAP, is Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy. Dr. Blaschke is currently the Medical Director of Simulation and a practicing pediatrician in the Department of Pediatrics, Naval Medical Center San Diego, California (NMCSD). His academic appointment as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics is at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University, but he also teaches students and residents at the University of California-San Diego. After earning a B.S. in medical sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, he attended the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed his residency training at Naval Hospital, Oakland, California. He taught pediatrics to Family Practice Residents at Naval Hospital Charleston, South Carolina, prior to joining the teaching staff at NMCSD. Between tours at NMCSD, he completed a 3-year General Academic Pediatrics Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, which included a clinical emphasis on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. While in fellowship, he obtained a M.P.H. with concentration on Clinical Effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health and completed the Harvard-Macy Physician Educator program at Harvard’s Medical and Graduate School of Education.

As NMCSD Pediatrics Principle-Investigator for the San Diego Community Pediatrics Training Initiative (CPTI), he incorporated public health and community perspectives into both pediatric residency training programs in San Diego County. Dr. Blaschke has been involved in local and national faculty development efforts since 1996, conducting site visits at more than 40 training programs. Projects have focused on teaching and learning for faculty, residents, and programs including all aspects of curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation. He was awarded the 2006 AAP National Education award and is a current member of the AAP’s Committee on Pediatric Education. Dr. Blaschke is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Uniformed Services Section of the AAP, which focuses on faculty development and educational initiatives for more than 700 members. He is a current member of the AAP’s Program Advisory Committee for the Bright Futures Education Center, Pediatric Implementation Project, and Users Group. Prior work with Bright Futures includes membership on the Health Promotion Work Group, which assisted in re-development of the “Bright Futures: Pocket Guide” and creation of educational materials for www.pediatricsinpractice.org, now also available in print form from Springer Publishing’s Series on Medical Education. He is a National Partner for Implementation of a 3-volume text of standardized case-based curriculum, “Bright Futures Case Studies for Primary Care Clinicians: Pediatric Education in Growth and Development, Behavior, and Adolescent Health,” available at www.pedicases.org.

Judith S. Shaw, EdD, MPH, RN, is Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and Executive Director, Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP) since its inception in 1999. In addition, she is principal investigator for several federally funded projects designed to improve delivery of health care to children.

Dr. Shaw earned her nursing degree from the Children’s Hospital School of Nursing in Boston, and subsequently received a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, a master’s degree in public health from Boston University, and a doctorate in education from the University of Vermont.

Nationally, Dr. Shaw is the co-chair of the AAP’s Bright Future Steering Committee and Education Center Project Advisory Committee and co-editor of Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, third edition. In 2007, she received the Director’s Award from the Health Resources Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and also Citizen of the Year from the Vermont Medical Society. She was a 2002 Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Primary Care Health Policy Fellow, a member of the Board of Directors of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association from 1999-2002, and currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Vermont.

Abstract

This issue of Pediatric Annals, the second of two issues devoted to updating pediatric health supervision guidelines for infants, children, and adolescents, takes Bright Futures beyond the practice setting and into the community. Implementing Bright Futures successfully can only be accomplished when all the child health disciplines and organizations in a region or state work together and share a common understanding and language of health promotion and prevention. Bright Futures Guidelines for the Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, third edition, takes into consideration this broad perspective, as the writing for each age-stage section was co-led by a clinician and family partner. Acknowledging the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to child health, Bright Futures was developed for the medical home but with continued and extensive input from an array of community colleagues that brought to this edition a diversity of perspectives facing children and families at this time.

ABOUT THE GUEST EDITORS

Gregory S. Blaschke, MD, MPH, FAAP, is Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy. Dr. Blaschke is currently the Medical Director of Simulation and a practicing pediatrician in the Department of Pediatrics, Naval Medical Center San Diego, California (NMCSD). His academic appointment as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics is at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University, but he also teaches students and residents at the University of California-San Diego. After earning a B.S. in medical sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, he attended the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed his residency training at Naval Hospital, Oakland, California. He taught pediatrics to Family Practice Residents at Naval Hospital Charleston, South Carolina, prior to joining the teaching staff at NMCSD. Between tours at NMCSD, he completed a 3-year General Academic Pediatrics Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, which included a clinical emphasis on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. While in fellowship, he obtained a M.P.H. with concentration on Clinical Effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health and completed the Harvard-Macy Physician Educator program at Harvard’s Medical and Graduate School of Education.

As NMCSD Pediatrics Principle-Investigator for the San Diego Community Pediatrics Training Initiative (CPTI), he incorporated public health and community perspectives into both pediatric residency training programs in San Diego County. Dr. Blaschke has been involved in local and national faculty development efforts since 1996, conducting site visits at more than 40 training programs. Projects have focused on teaching and learning for faculty, residents, and programs including all aspects of curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation. He was awarded the 2006 AAP National Education award and is a current member of the AAP’s Committee on Pediatric Education. Dr. Blaschke is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Uniformed Services Section of the AAP, which focuses on faculty development and educational initiatives for more than 700 members. He is a current member of the AAP’s Program Advisory Committee for the Bright Futures Education Center, Pediatric Implementation Project, and Users Group. Prior work with Bright Futures includes membership on the Health Promotion Work Group, which assisted in re-development of the “Bright Futures: Pocket Guide” and creation of educational materials for www.pediatricsinpractice.org, now also available in print form from Springer Publishing’s Series on Medical Education. He is a National Partner for Implementation of a 3-volume text of standardized case-based curriculum, “Bright Futures Case Studies for Primary Care Clinicians: Pediatric Education in Growth and Development, Behavior, and Adolescent Health,” available at www.pedicases.org.

Judith S. Shaw, EdD, MPH, RN, is Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and Executive Director, Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP) since its inception in 1999. In addition, she is principal investigator for several federally funded projects designed to improve delivery of health care to children.

Dr. Shaw earned her nursing degree from the Children’s Hospital School of Nursing in Boston, and subsequently received a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, a master’s degree in public health from Boston University, and a doctorate in education from the University of Vermont.

Nationally, Dr. Shaw is the co-chair of the AAP’s Bright Future Steering Committee and Education Center Project Advisory Committee and co-editor of Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, third edition. In 2007, she received the Director’s Award from the Health Resources Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and also Citizen of the Year from the Vermont Medical Society. She was a 2002 Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Primary Care Health Policy Fellow, a member of the Board of Directors of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association from 1999-2002, and currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Vermont.

This issue of Pediatric Annals, the second of two issues devoted to updating pediatric health supervision guidelines for infants, children, and adolescents, takes Bright Futures beyond the practice setting and into the community. Implementing Bright Futures successfully can only be accomplished when all the child health disciplines and organizations in a region or state work together and share a common understanding and language of health promotion and prevention. Bright Futures Guidelines for the Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, third edition, takes into consideration this broad perspective, as the writing for each age-stage section was co-led by a clinician and family partner. Acknowledging the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to child health, Bright Futures was developed for the medical home but with continued and extensive input from an array of community colleagues that brought to this edition a diversity of perspectives facing children and families at this time.

ABOUT THE GUEST EDITORS

Gregory S. Blaschke, MD, MPH, FAAP, is Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy. Dr. Blaschke is currently the Medical Director of Simulation and a practicing pediatrician in the Department of Pediatrics, Naval Medical Center San Diego, California (NMCSD). His academic appointment as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics is at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University, but he also teaches students and residents at the University of California-San Diego. After earning a B.S. in medical sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, he attended the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed his residency training at Naval Hospital, Oakland, California. He taught pediatrics to Family Practice Residents at Naval Hospital Charleston, South Carolina, prior to joining the teaching staff at NMCSD. Between tours at NMCSD, he completed a 3-year General Academic Pediatrics Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, which included a clinical emphasis on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. While in fellowship, he obtained a M.P.H. with concentration on Clinical Effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health and completed the Harvard-Macy Physician Educator program at Harvard’s Medical and Graduate School of Education.

As NMCSD Pediatrics Principle-Investigator for the San Diego Community Pediatrics Training Initiative (CPTI), he incorporated public health and community perspectives into both pediatric residency training programs in San Diego County. Dr. Blaschke has been involved in local and national faculty development efforts since 1996, conducting site visits at more than 40 training programs. Projects have focused on teaching and learning for faculty, residents, and programs including all aspects of curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation. He was awarded the 2006 AAP National Education award and is a current member of the AAP’s Committee on Pediatric Education. Dr. Blaschke is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Uniformed Services Section of the AAP, which focuses on faculty development and educational initiatives for more than 700 members. He is a current member of the AAP’s Program Advisory Committee for the Bright Futures Education Center, Pediatric Implementation Project, and Users Group. Prior work with Bright Futures includes membership on the Health Promotion Work Group, which assisted in re-development of the “Bright Futures: Pocket Guide” and creation of educational materials for www.pediatricsinpractice.org, now also available in print form from Springer Publishing’s Series on Medical Education. He is a National Partner for Implementation of a 3-volume text of standardized case-based curriculum, “Bright Futures Case Studies for Primary Care Clinicians: Pediatric Education in Growth and Development, Behavior, and Adolescent Health,” available at www.pedicases.org.

Judith S. Shaw, EdD, MPH, RN, is Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and Executive Director, Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP) since its inception in 1999. In addition, she is principal investigator for several federally funded projects designed to improve delivery of health care to children.

Dr. Shaw earned her nursing degree from the Children’s Hospital School of Nursing in Boston, and subsequently received a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, a master’s degree in public health from Boston University, and a doctorate in education from the University of Vermont.

Nationally, Dr. Shaw is the co-chair of the AAP’s Bright Future Steering Committee and Education Center Project Advisory Committee and co-editor of Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, third edition. In 2007, she received the Director’s Award from the Health Resources Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and also Citizen of the Year from the Vermont Medical Society. She was a 2002 Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Primary Care Health Policy Fellow, a member of the Board of Directors of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association from 1999-2002, and currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Vermont.

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