Improving the Quality of Care and Coordination of Services for Young Children—ABCD, CHIPRA and Beyond!
Early identification of delays and linkage to appropriate services can improve coordination among pediatric primary health care providers and providers of mental health, early intervention, child welfare, and early care and education services and influence the course of young children’s healthy development. States are using a variety of mechanisms to develop and test interventions to improve linkages between primary care and other child and family service providers. This webinar will highlight how Illinois, Oregon, South Carolina, and Vermont are using ABCD III (Assuring Better Child Health and Development) and/or CHIPRA quality grants to build on and align current efforts, such as medical home initiatives, health information technology or exchange, performance measurement, and health reform, to transform the delivery of care to children covered by Medicaid and CHIP. This event is sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund and builds upon a session held during the NASHP Annual Conference in October 2010.
Jill Rosenthal, NASHP
Scott Allen, Executive Director, Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Juanona Brewster, Director, Early Childhood Development Projects Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Russell Frank, CHIP Director, Department of Vermont Health Access
Charles Gallia, Senior Policy Advisor, Division of Medical Assistance Programs, Oregon Health Care Authority
Felicity Meyers, Deputy Director, South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services