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AAP Journal Pediatrics 2009 article "Routine Developmental Screening Implemented in Urban Primary Care Settings: More Evidence of Feasibility and Effectiveness"
Journal of Family Practice May 2006 article "Screening for Developmental Delay: Reliable, Easy-to-Use Tools"
AAP Journal Pediatrics 2007 article "Role of the Medical Home in Family-Centered Early Intervention Services"
AAP Journal Pediatrics 2001 article "Developmental Surveillance and Screening of Infants and Young Children"
AAP Journal Pediatrics 2007 article "Impact of Implementing Developmental Screening at 12 and 24 Months in a Pediatric Practice"
Children and Families 2004 article "Accurate and Inexpensive Developmental Screenings"
"The ABCD Project: Assuring Better Child Health and Development through the Use of Improved Screening Tools" by Bill Campbell, MD, FAAP and Rachel Hutson, MSN, RN, CPNP
The ABCD Project: Assuring Better Child Health and Development through the Use of Improved Screening Tools by Jeffrey J. Cain, MD, FAAFP and Rachel Hutson, MSN, RN, CPNP
Centre for Community Child Health Working Paper "Early Childhood Intervention: Core Knowledge and Skills"
Autism Society of Colorado - The mission of this organization is to improve the lives of all affected by autism.
Bright Futures –Bright Futures, initiated by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is a philosophy and approach that is dedicated to the principle that every child deserves to be healthy, and that optimal health involves a trusting relationship between the health professional, the child, the family, and the community. As part of this initiative, they provide comprehensive health supervision guidelines, publications, training tools, and other resources such as pocket guides.
CDC, Learn the Signs, Act Early – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of 13 components of HHS. They launched this campaign for increasing awareness by physicians and families about the early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders. Contains free child development kits that providers can share with parents, fact sheets on developmental milestones, positive parenting tips, etc.
Colorado's Medical Home Initiative - In 2007, the Colorado Generally Assembly recognized a state goal of increasing the number of children who receive care consistent with the Medical Home approach. The Colorado Medical Home Initiative, a joint effort of Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment, Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and community stakeholder advocates is currently working to meet that goal.
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics – This site is closely connected with the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and has a multidisciplinary Professional Advisory Committee. The Commonwealth Fund provides major funding and the project is located in Saint Petersburg Florida. Contains a tutorial on screening, as well as extensive information on screening tools and practice materials.
Early Childhood Colorado - The Early Childhood Colorado Information Clearinghouse (ECCIC) is one part of the effort to carry out the vision of the Early Childhood Colorado Framework , which is that all Colorado children will be valued, healthy, and thriving.
Early Intervention Colorado - Early Intervention Colorado is Colorado's Infant and Toddler Initiative under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Early Intervention Colorado is an interagency initiative. The Lead Agency for implementation is the Colorado Department of Human Services.
EPSDT Toolkit - The Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Testing (EPSDT) Toolkit is a critical resource for health care providers who serve children on Medicaid. The toolkit contains a wide range of resources from the required elements of a comprehensive EPSDT well child exam to billing codes to parent and family resources.
Family Voices of Colorado - Family Voices Colorado is a chapter of the national, grassroots organization composed of families and friends who care for and about our children with special health care needs. The primary goal of the organization is to ensure that our children's health is addressed amidst change in public and private health care systems.
First Signs – First Signs is a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating parents and pediatric professionals about the early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders. Contains information on autism, wall charts for exam rooms which contain developmental milestones, videos, and screening kits.
Growth and Development Cards – The cards are a helpful resource to share with parents and families of children, newborn through adolescence. Topics include nutrition and feeding, developmental milestones, safety tips, and much more. The cards can be downloaded from the website or print copies can be ordered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHI) – The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is a non-for-profit organization leading the improvement of health care throughout the world. IHI was founded in 1991 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Institute helps accelerate change in health care by cultivating promising concepts for improving patient care and turning those ideas into action through books, papers, videos, and training.
Reach Out and Read – Reach Out and Read is a national non-profit organization that makes literacy promotion a standard part of pediatric primary care, so that children grow up with books and a love of reading. This website directs you to Reach Out and Read Colorado. They provide training and resources to pediatricians and other clinicians on the strategies of pediatric literacy promotion.
The National Center of Medical Home Initiatives for Children with Special Health Care Needs – The mission of the National Center is to work in cooperation with federal agencies, particularly the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), to ensure that children with special needs have access to a medical home. Provides a wide range of resources, e.g. The "Every Child Deserves a Medical Home" Training Program, Screening Initiatives, medical home listserv for national networking etc. for physicians, families, and medical and non-medical providers.
Zero to Three – A national non-profit organization dedicated to advancing current knowledge; promoting beneficial policies and practices; communicating research and best practices to a wide variety of audiences; and providing training, technical assistance and leadership development.
Parent Materials/Anticipatory Guidelines
Search Institute – Search Institute is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities. At the heart of the institute's work is the framework of 40 Developmental Assets, which are positive experiences and personal qualities that young people need to grow up healthy, caring, and responsible. Contains research training, and consultation.
Home Visitation Programs
Parents as Teachers – PAT is an affiliation of many organizations and people with a common mission: To provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life. Their four-part intervention model known as Born to Learn delivers its support/program through parent educators while professional development is delivered directly to professionals.
Colorado Parents as Teachers- PAT provides information, encouragement, and support to help children develop optimally during the critical first years of life.
Colorado Nurse-Family Partnership - Conceived by Dr. David Olds and his colleagues in the 1970s, the Nurse-Family Partnership Program provides specially trained nurse home visitors for women pregnant with their first child.
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngers (HIPPY) – HIPPY is a home-based, family focused program that helps parents provide educational enrichment for their preschool child. Believing that parents play a critical role in their children's education, the HIPPY program seeks to support those parents who may not feel sufficiently confident to prepare their children for what they consider to be "school knowledge." HIPPY is designed for parents. It gives parents the tools and support they deserve to help their children learn in their own homes.
Colorado’s HIPPY program - Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is an evidence-based parent involvement, school readiness program that helps parents prepare their three, four, and five year old children for success in school and beyond.