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 Illinois - Physician Engagement, Cultural Competency

Picture of Illinois skylineOn June 23-24, 2011 AMCHP held a Peer-to-Peer Exchange in Chicago, Illinois which addressed the topic of using families to engage providers and cultural competency. State Autism Implementation Grantees from IL, NJ, UT, VT, WA and WI, and staff from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) participated in the exchange.

Through the foundational work of The Autism Program (TAP) of Illinois’ service network, the Illinois team developed a unique approach to engage and link both the family and medical communities at the same time. This Peer-to-Peer Exchange will provide other states a highly requested overview of the Improving Access to Community Care (IMPACC) Project. The agenda included:

  • Physician Engagement Strategy Overview
  • Physician Training Overview - Autism 101 Training Program
  • Tour of the Resource Center for Autism and Developmental Delays (RCADD)
  • Cultural Competency - Train the Trainer, training to enhance staff and agency sensitivity around cultures & autism (PDF of slides​)
  • Medical Home Overview - How to Recruit, Facilitate & Sustain


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