Pediatrics

Innovations

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...

National Academy and Affiliated State Chapters Support Pediatricians in Improving Asthma Care, Leading to Better Guideline Adherence and Disease Control, Fewer Acute Episodes 02/26/13

The national office of the American Academy of Pediatrics and four of its State chapters—in Alabama, Maine, Ohio, and Oregon—helped 49 pediatric practices adhere to well-established asthma care...

State Partnership Supports Quality Improvement in Pediatric Practices, Leading to More Evidence-Based Care, Better Care Coordination, and High Satisfaction in Participating Practices 01/09/13

A public–private partnership of State agencies, academic institutions, and pediatric practices, the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program supports participating practices in implementing and...

Medicaid Reimbursement and Training Enable Primary Care Providers to Deliver Preventive Dental Care at Well-Child Visits, Enhancing Access for Low-Income Children 01/03/13

As part of a comprehensive program to enhance access to dental services for Medicaid-eligible children younger than 6 years in Washington state, legislation enables primary care medical providers...

Verification Screen That Includes Prominent Patient Photograph Significantly Reduces Errors Caused by Orders Placed in Wrong Chart 10/30/12

Children's Hospital Colorado requires clinicians in all inpatient and outpatient facilities to confirm any order entered into its computerized order entry system through a popup verification...

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...

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...

Bright Futures Materials 09/26/13

Bright Futures is a national health promotion and disease prevention initiative that addresses children’s health needs in the context of family and community. The Bright Futures materials are designed to be useful to a wide range of audiences...

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