This month, NASHP features updated, interactive maps at its State Medicaid Policies for Maternal Depression Screening During Well-Child Visits resource page. An increasing number of states are adopting an effective, two-generation approach to health by screening for maternal depression during well-child visits. View other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center. Submit new resources to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This month, NASHP features Michigan’s Mother Infant Health and Equity Improvement Plan. The plan is designed to address maternal and infant health disparities that are rooted in racial inequity by aligning and leveraging maternal behavioral health resources, Medicaid, and child welfare and human services. View other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center. Submit new resources to email@example.com.
January 2020: California Initiative Addresses Adverse Childhood Events This month, NASHP features California’s ACEs Aware website. Individuals with multiple ACEs are at a much higher risk of developing physical or mental health disorders, and life expectancy for individuals with six or more ACEs is 19 years shorter than for those with none. The initiative’s website provides resources, information, and training for providers and community leaders working to reduce the prevalence and impact of ACEs and toxic stress. View other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center. Submit new resources to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, 2015. Arizona is implementing a Performance Improvement Project to demonstrate a statistically significant increase in the number and percent of children screened for risk of developmental, behavioral, and social delays using a standardized screening tool.
MassHealth, 2010. This toolkit provides suggestions for how to implement standardized behavioral health screening tools, guidance on clinical issues related to the screening – such as how to manage the screening within the well-child visit and how to respond to an identified risk of a behavioral health concern – and information about several of the most commonly used MassHealth-approved screening tools.
Kevin Marks and Angela LaRosa, Pediatrics in Review, 2012. This paper is designed to educate clinicians on the use of standardized screening tools to more promptly identify children with suspected developmental delays.
Florida Department of Health, 2015. This brief provides information about the importance of developmental screening and provides an overview of state initiatives.
NICHM Foundation, 2005. This paper provides an overview of child and adolescent mental health and considerations and resources for health care providers, health plans, and policymakers in addressing the mental health needs of children, youth, and their families.
ASTHO, 2005. Fact sheet on perinatal depression, with examples of state initiatives and discussion of the role of state public health agencies
University of Iowa, Institute for Public Health Practice, February 2006. This document is a summary of 5 goals participants at the Early Childhood Health Systems Integration conference identified as early childhood health policy priorities within the framework of the Early Childhood Iowa Strategic Plan.