OCMA Physicians of Excellence
The Orange County Medical Association (OCMA) is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Physicians of Excellence honor. If you would like to nominate your excellent physician or colleague, tell us why! Physicians should exemplify outstanding leadership qualities, teaching and mentoring, research and humanitarian services. The deadline for nominations for the 2021 Physicians of Excellence honor is May 29, 2020. Nominations may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to Holly Appelbaum, Physician Relations and Communications Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newly available: A free toolkit to help providers assist youth and their families with the transition from pediatric to adult health care. The Orange County Care Coordination Collaborative for Kids (OCC3 for Kids) developed this Transition Toolkit based on the Got Transition model along with an Orange County-specific list of resources. The Transition Toolkit can be customized by the user, and includes elements for health care providers, youth, parents and service providers. The accompanying list of resources is intended to help transition-age youth with everything from health care skills and health services to school, employment, independent living, and community resources.
For training or more information on the Transition Toolkit, contact Erika Jewell, Manager of Case Management & Social Services at CHOC Children’s at email@example.com.
Participants with Autism for Physical Exercise Study Needed
We are investigating the effects of physical exercise on anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Participants will be asked to participate 3 times a week for 8 consecutive weeks in a physical exercise intervention or LEGO/Minecraft therapy. Parents will fill out questionnaires and participants will be asked to provide saliva samples. Up to $150 in gift cards and small prizes will be provided for compensation.
- Children between 6-12 years old
- Clinical diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Children are able to participate in moderate physical exercise
- Covered by CalOptima or qualify as low-income
- Moderate physical exercise or playing with LEGOs/Minecraft
- Filling out questionnaires
- Providing saliva samples
The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders – 2500 Red Hill Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705
For more information please contact: Dr. Jean Gehricke’s Lab – (949) 267-0494
ECHO Autism Project
Wish you knew more about autism? Want to learn more about the different resources available to you and your patients?
UCI’s ECHO Autism program is a FREE teleconference webinar series ECHO Autism which will continue until September 2020! These interactive webinars are designed to bring the expertise of our HUB team of autism specialists to medical and educational professionals in the community, all without anyone having to leave their office. Some of the topics covered in the ECHO webinars in 2020 will include: Anxiety, ADHD, Special Education, behavior concerns, psychopharmacology, and more! Free CME credits available!
For more information, contact Meghan Dawson at (949) 267-0462 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Help Me Grow OC Children’s Screening Registry (FREE)
The OC Children’s Screening Registry is an online database designed to enable primary health care providers and community-based providers to view and/or enter developmental and behavioral screening data and share information on referrals and outcomes.
This training covers user types, viewing functions and other features of the Registry such as: login; child search/add; entering screening results; referrals; and reports. Attendees with also receive supporting documents and hands-on practice utilizing the Registry.
Trainer: Jaquely Norton, M. A.
Participants: New OC Children’s Screening Registry users or those seeking a refresher
Materials Needed: Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop, with Wi-Fi capability, for the hands-on portion of the training
For Additional Information: Call (949) 267-0312 or email OCScreeningRegistry@choc.org
Family Support Network
Developmental Screenings Calendar of Events
The Developmental Screening Program is designed for children ages 0-5. Focusing in 7 key areas of Development. A comprehensive screening is conducted for developmental, cognitive, emotional/behavioral, and physical health. Qualified therapists screen children in the following areas: gross and fine motor skills, speech and language, vision, hearing, dental health, physical health and emotional/behavior health.
Participating in all screenings are the following agencies:
Providence Speech and Hearing Center · Western Youth Services
Intervention Center for Early Childhood · Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County
Regional Center of Orange County · Blind Children’s Learning Center
Infant/Toddler Home Visitation Program
If you have a child age 0 to 5 years, we are here to help you:
- Boost your confidence as a parent
- Help your child grow up healthy
- Learn parenting techniques that really work
Please call (714) 399-2621 for more information