Category: Engaging Families

  • Improving Population Health Outcomes – Prevention Change Packages 

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    Vermont Department of Health (2017). Guidance document that provides evidence‐based, practical strategies for practitioners in different parts of the healthcare system on how to incorporate prevention in their efforts to improve population health. Clinical and community strategies to improve developmental screening rates are included on pages 25-26.

  • Reach Out and Read coming to more SoonerCare members

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    Jo Stainsby and Katelynn Burns (2018). Press release dated October 31, 2018 describing Oklahoma’s initiative to bring the Reach out and Read program to Medicaid providers. Through this initiative, which is financed through a Health Services Initiative (HSI), providers will be encourages to administer developmental screenings during the well-child visit.

  • Families as Primary Partners in Their Child’s Development and School Readiness

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    Kathy Seitzinger Hepburn (Baltimore, MD: Annie E. Casey Foundation, December 2004). This toolkit has been created for the Annie E. Casey Foundation to help promote early childhood development and school readiness. The purpose of the tool kit is to provide guidance, resource materials, and references that will assist communities in working with families as primary partners in their child’s development and school readiness.

  • Selected Terms Related to the Healthy Mental Development of Young Children

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    NASHP, 2005. Glossary of terms related to child development, Medicaid, Early Intervention, and developmental screening

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  • Do You Have Concerns about a Child’s Development?

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    Oregon Dept of Education, 2012. Website with links to the ASQ, Early Intervention, family organizations, and Zero to Three

  • Utah Medical Home Portal: Developmental Screening page

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    Summary of developmental surveillance and screening, tools, referrals, and resources for primary care providers

  • Developmental Screening in Early Childhood Systems

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    American Academy of Pediatrics (Elk Grove Village, IL: March 2009). Summary of meeting on strategies to improve developmental screening and referral systems

  • Engaging Parents as Partners to Support Early Child Health and Development

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    “Nilofer Ahsan, Jill Rosenthal (Portland, Maine: National Academy for State Health Policy, May 2010). This State Health Policy Briefing puts forth a three-part framework for engaging parents in supporting healthy child development: parents engaging with: 1) their child, 2) the services and programs they receive, and 3) the larger systems and policies that govern those services. “

  • Child Development and Medicaid: Attitudes of Mothers with Young Children Enrolled in Medicaid

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    Susan Kannel, Michael Perry. (New York, NY: The Commonwealth Fund, March 2001). This report is based on findings from eight focus groups of mothers with young children enrolled in Medicaid in the four ABCD I states (NC, UT, VT, WA). For policymakers, the report includes recommendations about how to notify mothers about services and provide them with information. Focus group findings also suggest specific areas where state Medicaid programs can play an active role in supporting early child development. (From Preface)

  • Parent Handouts in Spanish on Well-Child Visits and Developmental Milestones

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    Utah ABCD Project. Handouts for parents in Spanish on each well-child visit and appropriate developmental milestones for children from 2 weeks to 5 years old.