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Breakey G. n.d.. Facilitation of Primary Care Physician Participation in Preventive Health Care of Children Age 0-5 from Underserved, Diverse Cultural Populations: [Final report]. Honolulu, HI: Hawaii Family Stress Center, 30 pp.

Annotation: This project aimed to reduce the incidence of poor health characteristics among low-income, culturally diverse populations by promoting the involvement of primary care physicians (pediatricians) in early screening and intervention. Project goals included increasing the level of preventive health care for underserved children, reducing the severity of psychosocial problems, increasing physicians' sense of involvement as part of a team in providing services to project children and their families, and demonstrating a practical process for accomplishing these goals which can be replicated across the nation. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-152833.

Keywords: American Academy of Pediatrics, Child Abuse and Neglect Preventive, Continuing Education, Developmentally Delayed/Disabled, EPSDT, Hawaiians, Health Care, Health Supervision Guidelines, High risk children, Low income groups, Medicaid, Primary Care, Psychological Problems, Well Child Care

U.S. Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services. 2014. EPSDT: A guide for states–Coverage in the Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services, 38 pp.

Annotation: This guide is intended to help states, health professionals, and others understand the scope of services covered under the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) program. The guide provides information about periodic and interperiodic screenings, diagnostic services, the scope of treatment services, permissible limitations on coverage of EPSDT services, services available under other federal authorities, access to services, and notice and hearing requirements.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Developmental screening, EPSDT, Health supervision, Medicaid, Well child care

U.S. Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services. 2014. Paving the road to good health: Strategies for increasing Medicaid adolescent well-care visits. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services, 32 pp.

Annotation: This document discusses why adolescent health is important, the adolescent well-care visit, and strategies for promoting adolescent well-care visits, including adopting current Bright Futures guidelines for adolescents, incentivizing preventive care, encouraging teen-centered care, leveraging missed opportunities, using social media, and developing partnerships with key community stakeholders.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Developmental screening, EPSDT, Health supervision, Medicaid, Well child care

Connolly CA. 2013. A history of the Commonwealth Fund's child development and preventive care program. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, 48 pp.

Annotation: This monograph examines the Commonwealth Fund's recent efforts to create an integrated model of well-child care capable of addressing children's cognitive, emotional, and social development needs. It explores the development of well-child care in the United States in the 20th century, focusing on turning points and emphasizing the fund's initiatives and their contributions to child health care; traces the creation of the fund's Child Development and Preventive Care program and provides an intellectual history of the theories and philosophies informing it; examines how the program built momentum for change, engaged stakeholders, and generated evidence; and analyzes lessons learned from the program and considers them in the context of enduring issues in American society.

Contact: Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021, Telephone: (212) 606-3800 Fax: (212) 606-3500 E-mail: info@cmwf.org Web Site: http://www.commonwealthfund.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child development, Evidence based health care, History, Model programs, National initiatives, Preventive health services, Public private partnerships, Service integration, Well child care

Caldwell J, Berdahl T. 2013. Trends in well-child visits: United States, 2002-2009. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 6 pp. (MEPS statistical brief no. 419)

Annotation: This data brief describes trends in well-child visits between 2002-2009 based on the household component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-HC). The brief presents highlights from the survey, including trends in the percentage of children who have well-child care visits based on race and ethnicity, income level, and health insurance status.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Data, National surveys, Preventive health services, Trends, Well child care

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2013. Text4baby: What's new to support maternal and child health?. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 1 video (61 min.).

Annotation: This webinar describes the Text4baby program, the text messaging service for pregnant and new parents begun in 2010, primarily aimed to low-income, underserved populations. The service is subscribed to with the due-date or birth-date, and evidence-based developmental and time-appropriate advice is sent at varying intervals until the infant is age one. The service is available in English or Spanish. Messages include topics such as prenatal care tips, health and safety advisory information, father involvement, flu vaccination, oral health for mother and baby, Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program information, appointment reminder services, breastfeeding, safe sleep for infants, and more. Tje webinar provides dditional information on studies on user satisfaction, audiences reached, and changes in knowledge and behavior of pregnant women and new parents.

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the web site.

Keywords: Communication, Immunization, Infant care, Low income groups, MCH programs, National programs, Parents, Postnatal care, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Prenatal education, Well child care

Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative. 2012–. Well-Visit Planner™. Portland, OR: Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, 1 v.

Annotation: This website provides tools designed to customize, tailor, and improve the quality of well-child care for infants and young children (ages 4 months to 6 years). The tool engages parents as proactive partners in planning and conducting well-child visits using a three-step process (answer a questionnaire, pick your priorities, and get your visit guide). It also has the capacity to integrate clinically-relevant information directly into the electronic health record. Contents include child and family health screeners, anticipatory guidance and family education, and parent and provider visit guides. A one-page overview and a 5-minute video tutorial are also available. The content is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, E-mail: info@cahmi.org Web Site: http://www.cahmi.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Family centered care, Infants, Medical records, Parent professional relations, Planning, Quality assurance, Spanish language materials, Well child care, Young children

Bethell C. 2012. Patient centered quality improvement of well-child care: Final report. Portland, OR: Oregon Health and Science University, Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, 22 pp., plus appendices.

Annotation: This final report describes a research study to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and impact of three different patient-centered strategies for improving the quality and equity of preventive and developmental services provided to young children during well-child visits. Topics include updated anticipatory guidance for well-child visits, communications between parents and health care providers, and parents' perceptions of overall quality of healthcare visits for their children. Report contents include an introduction to research problem, a review of the literature, the study design and methods, detailed findings, discussion and interpretation of the findings, a list of products developed during the project, as well as references. Appendices provide examples and overviews of selected project elements. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Anticipatory guidance, Final reports, MCH research, Parent participation, Parent professional relations, Patient satisfaction, Quality assurance, Well child care

National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. 2011-. Healthy Beginnings for Babies. Alexandria, VA: National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, 4 items.

Annotation: These resources include a description of a community partners pilot project in Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Florida to increase well-baby visits and vaccinations during the first year of life. Additional contents include a resource guide to help families prepare for well-baby visits. Topics include what to expect at each visit, suggestions for questions to ask health professionals, and space to take notes and keep track of important milestones. The guide is available in English and Spanish. A poster is also available.

Contact: National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, 4401 Ford Avenue, Suite 300***OPERATIONS MOVED TO ZERO TO THREE*** 5/5/2015, Alexandria, VA 22302, Telephone: (703) 837-4792 Fax: (703) 664-0485 E-mail: info@hmhb.org Web Site: http://www.hmhb.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community action, Consumer education materials, Immunization, Infant health, Infants, Pilot projects, Preventive health services, Public awareness campaigns, Public private partnerships, Spanish language materials, Vaccines, Well child care

Purington K, Dierker, Stanek M. 2011. Health IT, quality reporting and Medicaid well child benefits: An assessment of progress and potential in the District of Columbia. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 68 pp.

Annotation: This report addresses how evolving health information technology and health information enterprise capacity and the emerging quality measurement framework for children's health can promote better quality measurement and reporting for EPSDT services. Contents include key findings and recommendations for EPSDT quality oversight and improvement in the District of Columbia.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: District of Columbia, EPSDT, Health information technology, Legal responsibility, Medicaid, Program improvement, Progress reports, Quality assurance, State surveys, Well child care

Washington Dental Service Foundation. 2011. Preventing dental disease in primary care medical settings. Seattle, WA: Washington Dental Service Foundation, 1 v.

Annotation: This course is intended for primary care health professionals in practices that have received the Washington Dental Service Foundation's in-office training, Preventing Dental Disease in Primary Care Medical Settings. Professionals and staff who complete the course and pass an online assessment will receive continuing medical education credit and will be certified to provide oral health screenings, oral health education, and fluoride varnish services and to bill the Washington State Medicaid program for these services.

Contact: Washington Dental Service Foundation, P.O. Box 75983, Seattle, WA 98175-0983, Telephone: (206) 528-2373 Fax: E-mail: foundation@deltadentalwa.com Web Site: http://www.kidsoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Continuing education, Distance education, Fluorides, Medicaid, Oral health, Primary care, Reimbursement, Well child care, Young children

Kaye N, May J, Reuland CP. 2009. Measurement to support effective identification of children at risk for developmental delay. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 9 pp. (State health policy briefing)

Annotation: This brief examines the efforts of 19 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to use measurement to support policy and practice changes that improve pediatric primary care health professionals' identification of children with or at risk for developmental delay. The brief discusses screening measurement approaches, additional evaluative activities, and how Michigan used measurement in policy and practice improvement.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child developmental disorders, Child health, High risk children, Michigan, Primary care, Public policy, Screening, State programs, Well child care

Kaye N, May J. 2009. Findings from the ABCD Screening Academy: State policy improvements that support effective identification of children at-risk for developmental delay . Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 9 pp. (Briefing)

Annotation: This brief presents policy improvements affecting screening in primary care that were identified by teams from 19 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, who worked together for 14 months to make policy and practice improvements needed to make the use of validated screening tools in well child care a part of standard practice. The brief presents an overview of results, improving coverage (benefits and eligibility), reimbursement, improving program performance, and Oregon's approach to policy improvement.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Child developmental disorders, Child health, Health supervision, High risk children, Oregon, Primary care, Public policy, Screening, State programs, Well child care

VanLandeghem K, Brach K. 2009. Impact of primary care case management (PCCM) implementation in Medicaid and SCHIP. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 6 pp. (CHIRI issue brief no. 8)

Annotation: This issue brief summarizes findings from a Child Health Insurance Research Initiative study of the impact of implementing primary care case management (PCCM) systems in Alabama and Georgia. PCCM systems aim to increase the use of well-child and primary care in physicians' offices while decreasing use of specialty care and emergency departments. Policy implications of what was learned from the study are included.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website. Document Number: AHRQ Pub. No. 09-0020.

Keywords: Alabama, Case management, Emergency medical services, Georgia, Health care systems, Primary care, Public policy, Research, State programs, Well child care

Flood G. 2009. Recommended wellness visits charts for children, adolescents, and women. Washington, DC: National Business Group on Health,

Annotation: These charts advise consumers of tests, screenings, immunizations, and other procedures that should be administered by health care providers during regular wellness visits. The charts cover items to be included at each preventive care visit or oral health visit for children and women, newborn to age seventy-five. The document also includes descriptions of each of the recommended measures and procedures. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Business Group on Health, 20 F Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001-6700, Telephone: (202) 558-3000 Fax: (202) 628-9244 E-mail: info@businessgrouphealth.org Web Site: http://www.businessgrouphealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child development, Children, Dental care, Infant development, Infant health services, Preventive health services, Primary care, Screening, Toddlers, Well child care, Women, Young women

Douglass J, Douglass A, Silk H. [2007]. Infant oral health fast facts (3rd ed.). [Farmington, CT: University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine], 2 pp.

Annotation: This pocket card provides information on oral health topics and is intended to serve as a quick reference tool for health professionals during well child care visits. Topics are presented by developmental age (0-2 months, 4 months, 6-9 months, and 12 months and older) and include diet, fluoride supplementation and fluoride varnish, dental caries risk assessment, oral hygiene, dental screening, and regular dental visits. Tooth eruption charts, information on well water testing, and a list of water companies in Connecticut with optimally fluoridated water are also included.

Contact: University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030, Telephone: (860) 679-2808 Web Site: http://sdm.uchc.edu/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Connecticut, Dental care, Dental hygiene, Fluorides, Infants, Oral health, Water, Well child care

Dixon SD, Stein MT. 2006. Encounters with children: Pediatric behavior and development. (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Year-Book, 831 pp.

Annotation: This book is written for primary care practitioners who care for children and their families. It is designed to help providers integrate the monitoring, supporting, and assessing of developmental processes into the usual course of pediatric care. It is a practice manual for anticipatory guidance and a curriculum component for clinicians at several stages of their professional development. It discusses growth stages from newborn to late adolescence, making an alliance with the family, and special situations such as the special care nursery, family problems and hospitalization. It also discusses child advocacy and the use of children's drawings in the office, and includes a bibliography of books for parents and videos for kids.

Keywords: Assessment, Child behavior, Child development, Health supervision, Well child care

American Academy of Pediatrics, Medical Home Initiatives for Children with Special Needs Project Advisory Committee. 2006. Identifying infants and young children with developmental disorders in the medical home: An algorithm for developmental surveillance and screening. Pediatrics. 118(1): 405-420. July 2006, (Policy statement)

Annotation: This policy statement provides an algorithm, or a decision tree, as a strategy to support health care professionals in developing a pattern and practice for addressing developmental concerns in children from birth through 3 years of age. It discusses using developmental surveillance at every preventive visit, use of a screening tool at 9-, 18-, and 24- or 30-month visits and for those whose surveillance yields concerns about delayed or disordered development. Further topics include (1) when to provide further developmental and medical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment, including early developmental intervention; and (2) identifying children diagnosed with developmental disorders as children with special health care needs, and (3) initiating chronic-condition management. The statement includes a figure illustrating the algorithm, an extensive table outlining developmental screening tools, and an additional table providing codes for developmental screening. Recommendations are outlined for the medical home, for policy and advocacy, and for research and development. References conclude the statement.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child development, Child development services, Child health, Developmental screening, Early intervention, Infant development, Infant health, Medical home, Primary prevention, Resources for professionals, Surveillance, Well child care

Bergman D, Plsek P, Saunders M. 2006. A high-performing system for well-child care: A vision for the future. [New Yorkl, ny]: Commission on a High Perofrmance Health System, Commonwealth Fund, 59 pp.

Annotation: This report articulates changes needed to realize a high-performing system for the delivery of well-child care, drawing on the ideas of leaders in child health care, including pediatric practitioners and family advocates. The report is intended to serve as a template for implementing and evaluating change in clinical practice and as a guide for further policy and research efforts. The report is divided into four sections. Section 1 discusses the methodology used to develop the recommendations. Section 2 outlines important trends affecting preventive and developmental services. Section 3 presents a template for ideal well-child care. Section 4 offers recommendations presented from the perspectives of families, the microsystem, the health care organization, and the broader environment. The report includes four appendices: (1) a list of journal articles reviewed, (2) a summary of the literature review, (3) ideal well-child care scenarios, and (4) well-child care change ideas: readiness for implementation.

Contact: Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021, Telephone: (212) 606-3800 Fax: (212) 606-3500 E-mail: info@cmwf.org Web Site: http://www.commonwealthfund.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Child development, Child health, Children, Families, Pediatricians, Pediatrics, Prevention, Public policy, Well child care

Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health. 2005–. Fluoride varnish. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources for health professionals provide information about applying fluoride varnish to the teeth of young children during well-child examinations. Contents include educational materials such as a brochure and poster in English and Spanish and other information for parents, referral guidelines, application steps, and a protocol. Resources on Medicaid reimbursement and training, ordering products, and research about fluoride varnish are also included.

Contact: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health, Curtis State Office Building, 1000 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 200, Topeka, KS 66612-1274, Telephone: (785) 296-5116 Web Site: http://www.kdheks.gov/ohi Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Fluorides, Kansas, Manuals, Medicaid, Oral health, Preventive health services, Professional training, Protocols, Referrals, Reimbursement, Resources for professionals, Spanish language materials, State programs, Well child care, Young children

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.