Category: Making the Case

  • Mississippi Pre-K Collaboratives: A Study of Developmental Screening

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    Results of a study of the developmental status of children entering public pre-K

  • Michigan’s ABCD: Update for Children’s Special Health Care Services

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    Presentation slides on developmental screening systems in Michigan and how screening rates can be improved by implementation of the AAP recommendations

  • Improving Health Outcomes for Children (IHOC) First STEPS Phase II Initiative: Improving Developmental, Autism, and Lead Screening for Children Final Evaluation Report

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    Carolyn Gray, Kimberley Fox, and Martha Elbaum Williamson (2013).  This report assesses changes in developmental, autism, and lead screening rates and evidence-based office processes in IHOC initiative practices. It summarizes lessons in implementing practice changes and challenges in using CHIPRA and IHOC measures at the practice-level to inform quality improvement.

  • Developmental, Autism, and Depression Screening

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    Guidance for providers on billing for developmental, autism, and depression screening, with a report on screening rates between 2011-2013

  • EPSDT Encounter Data Validation Clinical Focused Study 2014

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    Findings of a clinical study to validate encounter data on EPSDT, hearing and vision screening, developmental screening, and mental health screening

  • Developmental Foundations of School Readiness for Infants and Toddlers: A Research to Practice Report, Administration for Children and Families

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    Summary of research on the importance of development in the first three years of life for school readiness.

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  • Improving the Delivery of Health Care that Supports Young Children’s Healthy Mental Development

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    Neva Kaye, Jill Rosenthal. (Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, February 2008). This report details the results of the 3-year project, Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD II) Consortium. The five states that participated in the second ABCD project were successful in improving child development services, increasing the rate of identification of children in need of developmental services, and improving the likelihood that those identified with a potential need received appropriate follow-up services.

  • Children’s Mental Health: An Urgent Priority for Illinois: Final Report of Illinois’ Children’s Mental Health Task Force

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    Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership, ICMHP, 2003) This final report by the Illinois Children’s Mental Health Task Force presents a cutting-edge approach to the continuum of mental health development, support and treatment that children need from birth to age eighteen. (From Foreword)

  • The Timing of Maternal Depressive Symptoms and Mothers’ Parenting Practices With Young Children: Implications for Pediatric Practice

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    (Kathryn Taaffe McLearn, Cynthia S. Minkovitz, Donna M. Strobino, Elisabeth Marks, and William Hou. Pediatrics Vol. 118 No. 1 July 2006, pp. e174-e182 [doi:10.1542/peds.2005-1551]) This study sought to determine whether concurrent maternal depressive symptoms have a greater effect than earlier depressive symptoms on the emergence of maternal parenting practices at 30 to 33 months in 3 important domains of child safety, development, and discipline. (From Objective)

  • Summary of Messaging Suggestions Identified By ABCD States

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    This resource is a summary of the Messaging worksheets completed by states during the Learning Session.

    ABCD SA Messages Summary