Selected Alumni CARE Projects Teen Empowerment Teja Dyamenhalli, MD, MPH Dr. Dyamenhalli worked with Teen Empowerment to inspire young people, and the adults who work with them, to think deeply about the most difficult social problems in their communities. She created “digital diaries” with the teens. These were exhibited at ROCO 6x6 and at the Joy Gallery. Some are now on display at the Hoekelman Center. Evidence Based Contraception Hilary Yehling, MD and Anne Huber, MD Drs. Yehling and Huber did academic detailing in primary care clinics to encourage use of evidence-based contraception in patients and thus decrease teen pregnancy rates in Rochester. Their abstract “Evidence-Based Contraception Prescribing Behavior among Pediatric Providers” was accepted for presentation at the 2013 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. Health Literacy Tania Caballero, MD and Galina Radunsky, MD Drs. Caballero and Radunsky are partnering with 292-BABY, providing health information for parents using a hotline, a website, and videos. The goal is to recruit 50-100 families who will receive the book “What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick”. The goal is to teach parents when and how to utilize their medical home, avoid the emergency room, and advocate for their child’s health. Watch a video about this project. Palliative Care Teaching for Peds Interns Elizabeth Cherella, MD Dr. Cherella had her abstract “Evaluation of an Innovative Palliative Care Teaching Module for Residents” accepted for a poster presentation at the 2013 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. Cyclopedia Geoffrey Collins, MD Dr. Collins is at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, where he has expanded the Cyclopedia bicycle program to reach children in East Harlem. Additionally, he has been collaborating with CARE-alumni colleagues in Rochester and Albany to develop the New York State Pediatric Advocacy Coalition (NYSPAC). Dr. Marc Lavender and partners from the Boys and Girls Club are continuing to lead Cyclopedia Rochester. Dr. Collins recently started a course called Advocacy in Action in Mt. Sinai's Public Health program. Coping Power Sara Horstmann, MD Dr. Horstmann started Rochester “Coping Power” with these fellow residents. It has grown to be in 17 schools in the Rochester City School District. It is an evidence-based positive behaviors program. She replicated PLC/CARE in Albany and has recently moved to North Carolina.