Practice-Based Teams of Clinicians and Development Experts Enhance Access to Care and Improve Parenting Skills and Knowledge Among Children and Their Families
Healthy Steps for Young Children (Healthy Steps) is a national initiative that encourages use of clinician-childhood development expert teams in physician offices to promote the use of timely preventive care; parent education and support; and other interventions to address the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of children from birth to age 3.
State Medicaid Program Adopts Multiple Policies to Significantly Increase Screening Rates and Enhance Access to Services for Young Children at Risk of Developmental Disabilities
The Oregon Health Authority (which oversees the State Medicaid program) initiated a series of policy changes to promote earlier detection, more effective referrals, and better coordination of care for pediatric patients with developmental delays, leading to a significant increase in screening rates and enhanced access to early intervention services.
Home Visit for All Newborns To Assess Risk of Child Maltreatment Improves Parenting Skills, Reduces Medical Emergencies, and Generates Positive Return on Investment
Nurses come to the home of families with newborns to perform a comprehensive assessment of risk factors and provide education and support, leading to better connections to community resources, improved parenting skills, higher quality and safety in the home environment, and significantly fewer infant medical emergencies.
Implementing the Promoting Healthy Development Survey (PHDS)
These three manuals help State officials, physican practices, and health systems implement, score, and report findings from the Promoting Healthy Development Survey (PHDS).
Identifying Children and Families at Risk
This Web page from the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) program offers tools and resources to help States identify families and children at risk.
Young Child Risk Calculator
The Young Child Risk Calculator shows how many young children in a State face selected risk factors associated with poor health, school, and developmental outcomes.
Learn the Signs. Act Early. Developmental Milestones
This interactive tool allows parents to view developmental milestones for children at various ages, between 3 months and 5 years.
Early Child Development in Social Context: A Chartbook
This chartbook contains more than 30 key indicators of development and health for children ages 0 to 6 along with social factors in the family and neighborhood that affect these outcomes.