Improving Care and Collaboration for Children with Neurologic and Behavioral Conditions

Questions?  Call (801) 213-4049 or email

In this project, primary care practices will work with University/Primary Children’s faculty in Pediatric Neurology, Behavioral Health, and Child Psychiatry to improve early recognition and intervention, primary care management, referral communication, and ongoing collaboration in caring for children with:

  • Headache
  • Tics
  • Anxiety
  • Seizures
  • Syncope
  • Depression
  • Other neurological and behavioral conditions of interest to you and your patients/families

You will also learn how to improve the patient-/family-centeredness of care you offer, use QI methods, measure and report the quality of care you provide, and take advantage of shared learning with other primary care practices.  We expect to offer Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits and credit towards Part 4 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) for the American Boards of Pediatrics and Family Medicine.

Project Faculty:

Meghan Candee, MD (Division of Pediatric Neurology)

Dedee Caplin, PhD (Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health)

Francis Filloux, MD (Division of Pediatric Neurology)

Lynne Kerr, MD (Division of Pediatric Neurology)

Kristi Kleinschmidt, MD (Division of Child Psychiatry)

Diane Liu, MD (UPIQ, Division of General Pediatrics)

Chuck Norlin, MD (UPIQ, Division of General Pediatrics)

Project Timeline: 

Sign up before September 23, 2016

November 2016 – June 2017

Practice Coach site visits with each practice:  late October – November

Full Day Learning Session:  November 29th 9:30 – 3:30 at Eccles Outpatient Services Building, across the street from Primary Children’s Hospital.

Webinars:  3-4 lunchtime webinars will be provide additional learning and periodic teleconferences will offer opportunities to share successes and troubleshoot barriers.  .


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There is no cost to participate.

If MOC credit is desired, an administrative fee of $295 ($250 if you are member of the Utah Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics) will be charged at the time of registration.

MOC requirements

  1. Participate in pre-Learning Session site visit with UPIQ Practice Coach
  2. Attend the Learning Session with at least one practice team member on 11/29 (if multiple physicians in a practice are participating and desire MOC credit, we can work with you to support all receiving credit if at least one attends the Learning Session)
  3. Engage with your practice team in improving processes and care
  4. Participate in at least 70% of webinars and teleconferences
  5. Collect and submit monthly data in a timely fashion (data to be collected will depend on specific quality aims and measures to be determined at the Learning Session; will likely involve brief chart reviews by practice personnel, supported by UPIQ Practice Coaches)
  6. Complete the MOC attestation form from the University of Utah MOC program

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