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1 The Roots of Childrens Health and Well-being Meeting Name Presenter Name Date 1

2 Trusted and Effective Messengers 2

3 Levels of Opportunity - Preventive care- Care Coordination- Lobbying - Screening - Coalitions - Legislation - Referral - Media- Systems Building - Innovative Models- Partnerships - Partnerships- New initiatives - Promotion and Health Building PatientCommunity Legislative/Policy 3

4 Why the Early Childhood Medical Home? Unique and comprehensive, unstigmatized access to early childhood Publics deep respect for pediatricians as trusted guardians of child health Number of well-child visits from birth to age 5 97% of infants and toddlers have regular access to healthcare (CDC, 2006) 4

5 Children 0-5 Whose Parents Were Asked About Learning, Development or Behavior Concerns During their Well Child Visit National Survey of Child Health,

6 Parents Top Reasons for Attending Well-Child Care Visits Promoting Health Immunizations Screening Referrals Requirements School, child care, sports Reassurance Is my child okay? Am I doing okay as a parent? Opportunities for Discussion Parent priorities are key 6

7 Its What Parents Want! McCune et al reported that 81% of parental questions for pediatricians concerned psychosocial issues In their study, parenting issues were parents' predominant concern: 70% of mothers were more worried about some aspect of their parenting or their child's behavior than they were about their child's physical health 7

8 Medical Home Maternal Mental Health Promotion (awareness, screening, treatment) Early Literacy and Early Care Financial Literacy, Tax Credit, Education and Legal Supports Community Linkages across Systems/ Relationships; Ongoing Care Management Team Routine Screenings and Surveillance including Toxic Stress Community Support and Advocacy (quality pre-k, child care, home visiting social services) Parental Support and Education Child/ Family 8

9 How are You Addressing EBCD? How are you currently supporting EBCD? How can you enhance what you are doing with current resources? What is your vision for supporting EBCD in the future? Who are your partners (potential and existing)? Next steps/action plan? 9

10 Promotion Opportunities Within the Clinical Setting Encourage families to consider emotional development prior to visit (by using questionnaires, DVDs, newsletters, community events, parent groups etc.) Develop or promote a mental health section on your Web site (include questions, facts, resources etc.) 10

11 Promotion in the Waiting Room Posters Books/pamphlets (low-literacy, multi-lingual) DVD (I am Your Child or maternal depression awareness) Waiting room questionnaires Volunteers to role-model positive interaction or group-talks in waiting room Parenting groups Parent support resources 11

12 Promotion in the Clinical Encounter Use relationships as a VITAL SIGN! 12

13 Ways to Evaluate & Support Relationships Ensure the mental health of parent and child are addressed at each visit Use open-ended questions as well as screens Adapt Bright Futures Guidelines Use screening protocols Have other staff to engage in education Connect families with resources (child care, parenting groups, etc.) Link into Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and Quality Improvement (QI) efforts 13

14 Every Day, Every Child: 5 Rs of Early Childhood Routines help children know what to expect of us and what is expected of them Reading together daily Rhyming, playing and cuddling Rewards for everyday successes – PRAISE is a powerful reward Relationships, reciprocal and nurturing – foundation of healthy children 14

15 Exemplary Programs Supporting Healthy Child Development…and Many More! Connecticuts Help Me Grow program ABCD Assuring Better Child Health & Development 15

16 Reach Out and Read Integrated into primary care clinical practice (in approximately 5,000 hospitals and health centers today) At 6-month visit through age 5, medical providers: – Give child a developmentally-appropriate, culturally sensitive book – Model effective reading techniques for the parents/caregivers and encourage routine reading with child at home – Help families understand developmental milestones and provide guidance to foster stable relationships with their child Reach Out and Read National Center provides training, materials, technical assistance, and funding for books 16

17 Reach Out and Read Research Findings Families read together more often Children enter kindergarten with: – Larger vocabularies – Stronger language skills and – A six-month developmental edge Program is located in approximately 5,000 hospitals and health centers and expanding 17

18 Professional Opportunities Child Health & Development Interactive System (CHADIS): potential game changer Electronic Health Record (EHR) opportunity Alignment with Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) standards Quality Improvement (QI) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) 18

19 Assessment How are we currently supporting this issue? How can we enhance our efforts with existing resources? What is our vision for this area? Who are our partners? What are our next steps? 19

20 Core Community Connections: It Takes a Village Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agencies Early Education and Child Care Systems Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Mental Health Support Parenting Groups (Fatherhood Initiatives) Domestic Violence Support Breast Feeding Support Early Intervention 20

21 Approaches Awareness and referral Sharing materials Promoting Co-location: service and education models Contributing Project Working to achieve a common vision 21

22 CCR&R: Child Care Resource and Referral Agency Help parents take the guesswork out of choosing care by providing: Referrals to local child care providers Information on state licensing requirements Information on availability of child care subsidies CCR&Rs provide guidance by phone, in person, and even online, that is tailored to each family FOR FREE! 22

23 You Can Find Your Local CCR&R with a Click! 23

24 Head Start & Early Head Start Federal programs designed to promote school readiness for low-income children ages 0-5 – Early Head Start: for pregnant women and families with children under age 3 (with strong home-based component) – Head Start: for children ages 3-5 and their families, in preschool center model Use a comprehensive approach: whole child and family – Cognitive, social, and emotional development – Screenings and referrals to health, nutrition, and social services – Family support and family/community engagement 24

25 Early Head Start: National Evaluation Documents Strong Positive Impacts Positive child outcomes (at 36 months) include : – Larger vocabularies – Greater ability to solve problems and understand basic concepts – Higher levels of functioning – Better outcomes on several aspects of social-emotional development Positive parent outcomes include: – Parents more likely to read to their children daily – Parents more positive with their child and greater repertoire of discipline strategies 25

26 Home Visiting Programs A voluntary service, designed to reach expectant parents, babies and young children, who face barriers in supporting their childs healthy development Offers support and information in the home environment Increasing recognition of the need to coordinate with other early childhood programs (e.g. Early Head Start) 26

27 The Research on Home Visiting Programs High quality programs have positive outcomes for parents and children including: – Improved parenting skills and quality of home environment – Improved intellectual development – Enhanced maternal employment and education – Improved detection and management of postpartum depression – Improved childhood immunization and breastfeeding rates Nurse Family Partnership Home Visiting Model has $5.70 Return on Investment per Tax Dollar Spent* *As home visiting programs expand, evaluation is increasingly important to determine which delivery models have greatest impact and savings. 27

28 EI: Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers (IDEA Part C) A system of services that helps babies and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities. Serve eligible to children from birth through age two Eligible children have an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) developed by team of professionals with the family – Services vary based on individual childs needs – May include: assistive technology, audiology or hearing services, medical services, nutrition services, physical therapy, speech therapy, psychological services, and/or counseling and training for the family 28

29 Positive Impacts of EI Specialized services and support increase the chances young children will develop to their full potential Young children who receive EI are better prepared for school and later life Family needs are addressed by providing emotional support and information to help them promote their childs development and function as their childs best advocate 29

30 Role in the Community It is limitless! Connections Advising Presenting Media Projects Outreach 30

31 The Win/Win Healthy, thriving children as a result of building lifelong health and an economically sound and thriving community/society Opens up professional doors and opportunities for you and the families and communities you serve Its fun and rewarding!!!! 31

32 Barriers Time, time, time One more thing Reimbursement Education and knowledge Perceived or real lack of community resources I identified an issue, now what? 32

33 Making Bright Futures Real! There can be a disconnect between the goal and practice Back to original vision: child- centered goals and outcomes with community support and implementation 33

34 Professional/Institutional Advocacy What are you doing within your own institution? How can you take it further? Working with your AAP Chapter Working to promote change in medical students, residents, or physician training is a policy mechanism for change 34

35 Systems Building: What is it All About? Early Learning Family Support Special Needs/ Early Intervention Early care and education opportunities in nurturing environments where children can learn what they need to succeed in school and life. Economic and parenting supports to ensure children have nurturing and stable relationships with caring adults. Early identification, assessment and appropriate services for children with special health care needs, disabilities, or developmental delays. Comprehensive health services that meet childrens vision, hearing, nutrition, behavioral, and oral health as well as medical health needs. Health, Mental Health and Nutrition 35

36 Restating the Framework Clinical Community Professional Policy 36

37 A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.- Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu, Chinese philosopher (604 BC BC) 37

38 What Are We Building? Educational Achievement Economic Productivity Responsible Citizenship Lifelong Health Strong Communities Healthy Economy Successful Parenting of Next Generation 38

39 For More Information Contact Name Chapter Web link 39

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