ABCD fits into all of the health outcome categories of the Early Childhood Colorado Framework. Download the complete Framework here (pdf) and visit the Early Childhood Colorado website for more information.
|Early Childhood Colorado Framework
|How ABCD Fits
||Increased access to preventive oral and medical health care.
||ABCD increases early identification and referral, allowing children to reach maximum developmental potential.
|Increased number of children covered by consistent health insurance.
||ABCD collaborates with Colorado Children's Healthcare Access Program, whose mission is "to ensure that every child enrolled in Medicaid and the Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) receives comprehensive healthcare from a primary care provider - a medical home."
||Increased number of children who receive a Medical Home approach.
||ABCD helps strengthen connections between primary health care providers and local community resources. For example, the Early Intervention Colorado Referral Status Update Form allows health care providers to receive consistent and timely feedback on their referrals.
|Increased number of children who are fully immunized.
||ABCD encourages families to be more proactive with their children's health care by allowing parents to self-report on their children's development, thus strengthening relationships between families and health care providers. This will result in more consistent and timely well child checks.
|Increased knowledge of the importance of health and wellness (including nutrition, physical activity, medical, oral, and mental health).
||ABCD brings Standardized Developmental Screening Tools to families and primary health care providers. This provides families with anticipatory guidance around health and wellness.
||Increased percentage of primary care physicians and dentists who accept Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus.
||ABCD promotes the use of Standardized Developmental Screening Tools, which allow health care practices to receive enhanced reimbursement from Medicaid. This may make it more likely for some health care practices to accept Medicaid.
|Increased percentage of women giving birth with timely, appropriate prenatal care.
||ABCD collaborates with local services such as Parents As Teachers and Nurse Family Partnerships, which provide in-home prenatal support.
|Decreased number of underinsured children.
||ABCD improves Best Practice health care services for all children. Services received as a result of using standardized developmental screening are generally free to families. ABCD helps to educate health care providers and families about these available resources.