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Category: Setting

Engage Maternal and Child Health Block Grantees with Interest in Developmental Screening

Engage Maternal and Child Health Block grantees and offer LTSAE as a complement to their developmental screening efforts Example Partner with health departments and their local partners to present “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” as a complement to their activities to address performance measures that focus on early child developmental screening. Project lead: Gail Chodron, Read More >


Integrate “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” into Statewide Child Health Quality Improvement Programs

Integrating “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” into statewide child health quality improvement programs through trainings and technical assistance to promote developmental monitoring in early care and education centers. Example “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” materials and messages were integrated into the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP) by Vermont’s Act Early State Team. To ensure Read More >


Partner with the State’s 2-1-1 System to Distribute Customized Materials to Physicians

Partnering with the state’s 2-1-1 system to create customized materials and conduct outreach to physicians about including “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” during well-child visits Example Vermont’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” team partnered with “Help Me Grow Vermont” to connect parents to resources and programs in their local communities as well as teach them Read More >


Face-to-Face Engagement with Pediatricians

Providing face-to-face outreach to pediatric physicians by reaching them at their offices or through professional organizations Example The Tennessee Act Early State Team spoke to physicians face-to-face during their regular work hours or through professional organizations. Approximately 12 offices were visited in-person for everything from brief discussions to larger Q&A sessions. Informational packets were distributed Read More >


Partner with the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program

The purpose of the LEND program is to train culturally competent, family-centered interdisciplinary leaders who will improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents with or at risk for developmental disabilities. This program has incorporated “Learn the Signs. Act Early”. materials in several ways. Examples The LEND program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Read More >


Pool Resources from Multiple Partner Organizations to Print Customized Materials

Combining resources with other organizations who serve young children in the community to lower costs of printing customized “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” materials. Example The Massachusetts Act Early state team invited organizations to participate in a pooled order for customized Milestone Moments booklets. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health ordered 10,000 English & 2,000 Read More >


Incorporate Materials into Training of Family Medicine Residents

Incorporating “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” materials into training of family medicine residents Example Nebraska’s Act Early state team used a training for family medicine residents to expose them to “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” materials and educate them on the importance of developmental monitoring and screening. Project lead: Jennifer Burt, Ph.D., Pediatric Psychologist and Read More >


Integrate “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” into Library Systems

Integrating materials into an online library database and training staff on the materials. Example An Indiana library system included electronic versions of Milestone Moments booklets and Milestone brochures in the library’s online system so they could be printed, emailed or downloaded. About 130 library staff were trained via webinar and workshops on “Learn the Signs. Read More >


Survey Partners to Inform and Promote Materials Distribution

Using a survey to promote “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” and assess partners’ interest in and need for materials. Read More >


Parent Educators Provide Materials to Pediatric Primary Care Practices

Working with parent educators to provide Milestone Moments booklets and other materials to, and conduct trainings with, pediatric primary care providers. Read More >


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