Infant (1-23 months)

Innovations

Citywide Collaborative Implements Multiple Initiatives That Reduce Appointment Wait Times, Readmissions, and Emergency Department Use for Low-Income Minority Patients 11/10/13

The Trenton Health Team is a not-for-profit, public–private partnership dedicated to expanding access to high-quality, coordinated care for vulnerable residents in Trenton, NJ. Governed by leaders...

Urban Healthy Start Program Offers Support at Each Stage of Childbearing Cycle, Leading to Fewer Low- and Very Low–Birthweight Babies 08/09/13

Baltimore Healthy Start, a nonprofit community-based organization, works to reduce infant mortality among the largely African-American population it serves by offering a comprehensive series of...

Online System Speeds Enrollment in Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program, Significantly Reduces Operating Costs, and Contributes to Decline in Number of Uninsured 07/17/13

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority, which administers Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program in the state, offers a real-time enrollment system for both programs. Enacted in response...

Children's Hospital Employs Enterprise Data Warehouse To Support Multidisciplinary Improvement Teams, Leading to Higher Quality and Lower Costs 06/11/13

As the cornerstone of its Clinical System Integration initiative, Texas Children's Hospital uses an enterprise data warehouse to integrate and process in near real-time relevant data from the...

State Medicaid Program Adopts Multiple Policies to Significantly Increase Screening Rates and Enhance Access to Services for Young Children at Risk of Developmental Disabilities 06/10/13

The Oregon Health Authority, which oversees the Oregon Health Plan (the State Medicaid program), implemented a series of policy changes to emphasize and promote earlier detection, more effective...

QualityTools

Oral Health Risk Assessment Tool 07/08/14

The Oral Health Risk Assessment (OHRA) Tool helps pediatricians and other medical providers understand risk factors, protective factors, and clinical findings related to dental caries in young children.

Accompanying the OHRA Tool is...

Latch On NYC 05/09/14

Latch On NYC is a citywide initiative designed to support mothers who choose to breastfeed. The initiative includes a public awareness campaign highlighting the health benefits of breast milk, such as reducing the risk of ear infections, diarrhea...

Young Child Risk Calculator 03/12/14

The Young Child Risk Calculator shows the percentage of young children in a State who face selected risk factors, multiple risks, and risks combined with economic hardship. These risk factors—household without English speaker, large family, low...

Toolkit for the Follow-Up Care of the Premature Infant 03/12/14

This toolkit for health care professionals provides information and resources to help facilitate the care of premature infants and improve their outcomes. It is designed to aid communication between members of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (...

Identifying Children and Families at Risk 03/12/14

This Web page from the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) program offers tools and resources to help States identify families and children at risk. The ABCD program is designed to assist States in improving the delivery of early...

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