Category: Resource of the Month Archive

  • September 2018: American Academy of Family Physicians’ The Neighborhood Navigator

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    NASHP’s Healthy Child Development State Resource Center features a resource highlighting the important role that screening, referral, and care coordination play in healthy child development each month. In September, NASHP features The Neighborhood Navigator, a tool from the American Academy of Family Physicians and its EveryONE Project. The navigator helps family physicians address social determinants of health by linking them to thousands of social services in their area that can provide help with child care, housing, transportation, employment, and legal services. Check out other newly developed resources from NASHP at Healthy Child Development State Resource Center, supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

    To feature a resource, please email ehiggins@nashp.org.

  • August 2018: Illinois Health Care Provider Quick Resource Guide

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    NASHP’s Healthy Child Development State Resource Center features a resource highlighting the important role that screening, referral, and care coordination play in healthy child development each month. In August, NASHP featured the Illinois Health Care Provider Quick Resource Guide, an information resource for child developmental and behavioral health screenings and referrals. This guide provides physicians with child developmental and behavioral health screening resources, including information about the importance of developmental screening, tips to explain screening to families, links to available screening tools, and options for referrals. Check out resources at NASHP’s Healthy Child Development State Resource, Center supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. If you have a resource to request be featured, please email Elinor Higgins ehiggins@nashp.org

  • July 2018: States with Standardized Referral Forms (Updated)

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  • June 2018: Developmental Screening Measures Map

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    NASHP’s Healthy Child Development State Resource Center features a resource highlighting the important role that screening, referral, and care coordination plays in healthy child development each month. In June, NASHP features its updated developmental screening measures map, which tracks voluntary state reporting of the developmental screening measure for children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the CHIPRA Core Set of Children’s Health Care Quality Measures.

    In the most recent reporting year (2016), 26 states reported the developmental screening measure, compared to only two in 2010. With more than 25 states reporting the measure for the first time, state data are available from CMS. Check out other resources at our Healthy Child Development State Resource Center, supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. If you have a resource to request be featured, please email nmention@nashp.org.

  • May 2018: 50-State Chart of Medicaid Policies on Maternal Depression Screening during Well-Child Visits

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    Each month, the National Academy for State Health Policy’s (NASHP) Healthy Child Development State Resource Center features a resource highlighting the important role that screening, referral, and care coordination plays in healthy child development.

    May is Mental Health Month and NASHP is featuring its new 50-state chart of Medicaid policies on maternal depression screening during well-child visits. Thirty-six states recommend, require, or allow maternal depression screening during well-child visits and 11 states capture positive and negative screens using modifiers or codes. These policies recognize the interdependent relationship between the health of mothers and children by providing families with necessary resources that support the health of mothers and their children’s’ healthy development. Check out other newly developed maternal depression screening resources from NASHP at our Healthy Child Development State Resource Center, supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

    If you have a resource to request be featured, please email nmention@nashp.org

  • March 2018: Idaho’s 2018 Medicaid Guidelines

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    Each month, the National Academy for State Health Policy’s (NASHP) Healthy Child Development State Resource Center features a resource highlighting the important role that screening, referral, and care coordination play in healthy child development. This month, NASHP features Idaho’s 2018 Medicaid guidelines for maternal depression screening during well-child visits, recommending the use of specific tools. Because a mother’s health affects a child’s health and development, Idaho has introduced codes to distinguish between positive and negative screens, which can help track whether mothers receive needed follow-up or treatment. Idaho is one of 36 states with a Medicaid policy addressing maternal depression screening during well-child visits.

    NASHP will be releasing more information about maternal depression soon. Learn more at Healthy Child Development State Resource Center, supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

    If you have a resource to feature at the center, please email nmention@nashp.org.

  • February 2018: South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Integrated Screening Tool

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    Each month, the National Academy for State Health Policy’s (NASHP) Healthy Child Development State Resource Center features a resource highlighting the important role that screening, referral, and care coordination plays in healthy child development.

    This month, NASHP features the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Integrated Screening Tool. The state developed the tool to improve the health of children and mothers through the SBIRT Initiative, launched jointly with the state’s Birth Outcomes Initiative.

    SBIRT is offered to pregnant women who may be at risk for substance use, depression, or domestic violence. Providers use the tool to screen at-risk mothers once a year and provide brief intervention twice a year, as improved maternal behavioral health supports children’s social-emotional development.

    Learn more about state policies related to developmental screening in the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center, which is supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.      

    To feature your resource on NASHP’s Resource Center, please email nmention@nashp.org.

  • January 2018: 1, 2, 3… Grow!

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    Each month, the National Academy for State Health Policy’s (NASHP) Healthy Child Development State Resource Center features a resource highlighting the important role that screening, referral, and care coordination plays in healthy child development.

    This month, NASHP features the Massachusetts Act Early’s launch of its 1, 2, 3…Grow! cable television series. The television series will be aired in eight languages with cultural contexts to educate families about children’s healthy development and signs of potential delays. The episodes feature health providers, parents of children with developmental disorders, and information about local resources. Learn more about state policies related to developmental screening in the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center, which is supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.      

    If an organization or agency has a resource to promote and feature on NASHP’s Resource Center, please email nmention@nashp.org.

  • November 2017: State Reporting of CHIPRA Core Measure Map

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    Each month, NASHP’s Healthy Child Development State Resource Center features a resource highlighting the important role that screening, referral, and care coordination play in healthy child development.

    This month, NASHP features updates to its State Reporting of CHIPRA Core Measure Map. This developmental screening measure (DEV-CH), which states report to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, provides insight into the care a child receives during the first three years of life — a critical period that lays the foundation for children’s growth and development.

    Six states (Colorado, Michigan, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont) have begun or reinstituted reporting the DEV-CH measure. This measure indicates the percentage of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP who are screened for developmental delays using a standardized tool during each of their first three years of life. Learn more about state policies related to developmental screening in the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center, which is supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

    If you have a resource you’d like NASHP to post in the Resource Center or featured in the future, please email nmention@nashp.org.

  • October 2017: Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs in partnership with the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality brief

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    Each month, the National Academy for State Health Policy’s (NASHP) Healthy Child Development State Resource Center features a resource highlighting the important role that screening, referral, and care coordination plays in healthy child development.
    This month, NASHP features a new issue brief written by the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs in partnership with the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality exploring how to build better screening systems. The brief highlights Title V developmental screening strategies and their potential to promote healthy child development. For example, Hawaii’s Title V program uses its federal Early Childhood Comprehensive System Impact Grant to improve developmental screening, referrals, and care coordination infrastructure. Hawaii also assesses its progress through a Policy and Public Coordination scale developed by the state’s Title V Developmental Screening Workgroup.
    If you have a resource you’d like NASHP to post in the Resource Center or feature in the future, please email nmention@nashp.org. To learn more about this resource and others, visit the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center, supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.