Each month, NASHP’s Healthy Child Development State Resource Center features a resource highlighting the role of screening, referral and care coordination for healthy child development.
This month’s feature is NASHP’s new publication The Role of Title V in Developmental Screening. As a program funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Title V Maternal and Child Health Program is well positioned to support children’s healthy growth and development. This piece highlights ways Title V can support children in leading healthy lives by promoting developmental screening through interagency collaborations, coordinated systems, and improved measurement and data sharing.
If you have a resource you’d like NASHP to post in the Resource Center or feature in the future, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Healthy Child Development State Resource Center is supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
(Kay Johnson and Jill Rosenthal, April 2009) States can use primary care practice-based strategies, service provider linkage strategies, and systems change and cross-system strategies to improve linkages to services for young children. This paper uses a framework that illustrates the various roles that states can play to facilitate and support improved linkages: 1) maximizing the use of personnel; 2) undertaking quality improvement initiatives; 3) supporting data, information and technology; and 4) supporting individualized care plans and cross systems planning.
ASTHO, 2005. Fact sheet on perinatal depression, with examples of state initiatives and discussion of the role of state public health agencies