This month, we feature a new NASHP fact sheet: Vermont Uses an Accountable Care Organization Model to Promote Developmental Screenings during Well Child Visits. Vermont’s Medicaid Next Generation Model Accountable Care Model (ACO) program is designed to increase developmental screening of young children during their well-child visits in order to identify and treat development delays, improve care, and contain costs. Strategies for improving screening rates in young children can also be found in Vermont’s Improving Population Health Outcomes Prevention Change Packages.
This month, NASHP features Transforming Pediatrics to Support Population Health: Recommendations for Practice Changes and How to Pay for Them, a report that reflects the recommendations of a study group convened in 2018 by the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut and the Connecticut Health Foundation. This multi-stakeholder group considered opportunities and challenges in reforming payment for pediatric primary care to better support population health, health equity, and better connect pediatric primary care with community-based services that support health promotion. Check out other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center. Submit new resources to email@example.com.
This month, NASHP features its blog, New Governors Take the Long View in Addressing Early Childhood Development. This year a growing number of governors are promoting investments in the future health of their states by focusing resources on their youngest citizens today. This investment to help young children become healthy and productive adults can yield rewards for a state. Studies show that every $1 invested in early childhood programs generates a $2 to $4 return. Learn how California and Ohio governors are investing in healthy child development. Check out other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center, supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Submit new resources to firstname.lastname@example.org.