Wednesday, September 9, 2009

State Health Policy Report on Improving the Identification of Young Children with Disabilities

A new report from the National Academy for State Health Policy based on multi-state learning collaboratives. These state teams developed and tested Medicaid-based models for improving the delivery of early child development services to low-income children and their families by strengthening primary health care services and systems. Nineteen states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia worked to improve identification of children with or at risk for or with developmental delays. Participants developed and implemented (or are implementing) policy improvements designed to promote, support, and spread the use of a standardized developmental screening tool as part of regular well-child care.

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