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We have several annual events in addition to the many others throughout the year that our supporters host on our behalf – they all benefit Almost Home Kids and make a significant difference in the lives of children with complex medical conditions and our ability to serve them.

AHK’s West Suburban gala – a Crosstown Classic, it’s a Home Run!

Join us for the annual west suburban gala benefitting AHK Naperville! This year we celebrate the legendary rivalry between Chicagoland baseball fans at the Crosstown Classic at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook on Friday, April 24, 2020. Hosted by the renowned entertainer and National Anthem singer, Wayne Messmer, AHK’s Crosstown Classic will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auction, dinner and live music as well as lively ballpark-themed activities!

Cocktail attire with a nod to your favorite team’s colors is encouraged.

For more information on any of our events, please email Judith at jmclean@almosthomekids.org 

Advance tickets are available at a reduced cost at: https://give.almosthomekids.org/event.
If you are interested in a sponsorship option (details below), please reach out to Judith at jmclean@almosthomekids.org 


Save the Date!

Medical Education Conference

Thursday Apr. 23

Management of Medical Complexity in a Transitional Setting

8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Location: Lurie Children’s Hospital
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
7th Floor-7309

Click here to register

Among the topics presented will be:

  • Current state of health system that influence the care of CMC
  • What you need to know about CMC
  • Case Studies: Children with medical complexities
  • What you need to know about Tracheotomy Care?
  • What you need to know about G-Tube care?
  • Managing vented patients from an outpatient perspective
  • Videos: Provider and Family Experiences
  • Community Therapies (ST, PT, OT, DT, SW & Other)
  • Brief review of children on site
  • Q & A and closing remarks

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the workshop attendees will be able to do the following

  1. Describe the challenges that confront the families of children who are medically complex.
  2. Explain from the providers’ perspective, the obstacles encountered as well as the opportunities with treating  children with medical complexities in the community.
  3. Demonstrate how the current health system influences the care of children with medical complexities.
  4. Recognize the role of the medical home within the larger system of care (medical neighborhood) for children with medical complexities.
  5. Apply concepts learned to example case studies
  6. Demonstrate appropriate tracheotomy, G-tube, and ventilator care.
  7. Apply the interdisciplinary health care model required to treat children with medical complexities in a community-based health center.

The course is designed for primary care clinicians (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants).

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Almost Home Kids.  The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For More Information
Please email Ponda Barnes
at pobarnes@almosthomekids.org