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Integrate Materials into Pediatric Practices

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Integrating materials into pediatric practices as part of broader efforts to increase developmental screening.

Example

  • Materials were printed and embedded into patient visits in the largest network of pediatric practices in Kentucky. Follow-up visits were conducted as needed. Developmental screening was enhanced by adding notes into the practice’s electronic medical record at 9, 18, and 24 months to trigger screening.

Partner with large health systems to integrate materials into health maintenance visits

Example

  • Act Early Ambassador to Minnesota partnered with CentraCare Health, a large health system in rural Minnesota, to integrate LTSAE materials into every well-baby visit (over 12,800 visits in 2015).

Project Lead:
Jennifer Hall-Lande, Ph.D., Psychologist and Research Associate for the Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD) and MN LEND at the University of Minnesota


Incorporating LTSAE materials into family education at hospital-based developmental follow-up clinics

Example

  • A Tennessee hospital-based developmental follow-up clinic for infants with developmental risk factors gave “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” materials to families during visits. The clinic used its own print shop and marketing department to print copies of a customized Milestone Moments booklet. This outreach was very successful and prompted the hospital’s pediatrics department to provide these materials to families as well.

Project Lead:
Toni Whitaker M.D., Associate Professor, Developmental Pediatrician, University of Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities

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