Minnesota

Minnesota’s ABCD III project, Communities Coordinating for Healthy Development will build on the state’s excellent progress in recent years in the development and coordination of early childhood services and systems.  Well-established partnerships between public agencies as well as between public and private entities and an overlap in staff who work on the various initiatives provide a sound infrastructure for promoting linkages. The strong role of counties in delivering care has enabled communities to tailor services to their unique needs and created wide variability in the operation of early intervention services and access to resources across communities.  Minnesota plans to achieve three objectives through ABCD III: (1) participating clinics will have a systematic process in place for screening, referring and tracking services for children and their families that will include communication between providers and the family, (2) Early Intervention agencies in the pilot communities will receive increased referrals of children and the referrals will be earlier than had previously occurred, (3) families will experience more coordinated care, feel more comfortable about referrals, diagnosis, or lack thereof, and useful anticipatory guidance.

 

Title Description Date Published Activity
Assuring Better Child Health & Development (ABCD) in Minnesota: 2003 – 2012 (Glenace Edwall, October 2012) This is a set of slides that was presented by Glenace Edwall of the Minnesota ABCD team at the 2012 NASHP Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. The presentation details the history of ABCD in Minnesota and includes information about Minnesota’s ABCD II, ABCD Screening Academy, and ABCD III projects. January 2013 Care Coordination and Linkages to Services and Gauging Success
Tools for Creating a Communication and Feedback Loop Between EI and Pediatric Clinics (Minnesota Department of Human Services, 2013) This is a flier developed by Minnesota DHS that details key tasks for clinics and Early Intervention providers to create a feedback work flow. The flier also includes a flow chart displaying how the work flow should work. January 2013 Care Coordination and Linkages to Services and Improving Quality in Practice
Minnesota Interagency Consent Form (Minnesota Department of Human Services: 2010) This interagency consent form is designed for the use, disclosure and/or release of personal and health information for purposes of developmental and mental health care coordination. The form is HIPAA compliant and includes a detailed consent for disclosure section. January 2013 Care Coordination and Linkages to Services and Improving Policy
ABCD III: Lessons Learned Through Year 2 Wilder Research (Minnesota ABCD III Team: February 2012) This document, developed by Minnesota’s project evaluator, Wilder Research, details activities through year 2 of Minnesota’s ABCD III project. It describes pilot site activities, sustainability and spread plans, and lists lessons learned. The document also has several appendixes including one that details recent changes to Minnesota’s Early Intervention system, a summary of key reporting measures, data collection tools, and several interview protocols. June 2012 Care Coordination and Linkages to Services and Gauging Success
ABCD III: Lessons Learned Through Year 2 Summary Wilder Research (Minnesota ABCD III Team: February 2012) This document is a summary of the full report listed above and contains a brief overview of lessons and recommendations through the second year of Minnesota’s ABCD III project. June 2012 Care Coordination and Linkages to Services and Gauging Success
Minnesota ABCD III Project Website (Minnesota Department of Human Services: 2011) This is a website designed by the Minnesota ABCD III Project Team. It includes links to ABCD III tools and resources developed by the project team, ABCD III upcoming events, and tools and resources from other organizations. April 2012 Care Coordination and Linkages to Services and Spreading Results: Dissemination Strategies
2009 Families and Children Contract Final Model (Minnesota Department of Human Service) Families and Children Contract Final Model. Sample contract used by the Minnesota Department of Human Services to contract with Managed Care Organizations (MCO) January 2009 Improving Policy
Sample Summary of Data Collected During Minnesota’s Parent Survey of Well-Child Visits (Minnesota ABCD Screening Academy Project) Summary of findings from first administration of parent survey of well-child visits, arranged by: Parent and Family Concerns; Provider-Patient Discussions; Experience of Care; Family Questions; and Health Care Provider. December 2008 Gauging Success: Measurement and Evaluation
Minnesota Department of Human Services Managed Care Contract (Minnesota ABCD Project) This resource outlines policy improvements made during the ABCD project to Managed Care Contracts. Section 7.10.6 of the contract sets down financial incentives for implementation of standardized developmental and mental health screening with use of appropriate CPT code by participating MCO providers. November 2007 Improving Policy
Emotional-Behavioral Screening by Primary Care Practitioner: Attitudes, Practices, and Barriers (Katherine Murray, Andrew Barnes, Marjorie Ireland, et al.: Minnesota ABCD Project) This study assesses the specific techniques and instruments primary care pediatricians and family practitioners use to detect emotional and behavioral problems and describes their beliefs about the prevalence of these problems and barriers to universal screening. (From Abstract.) December 2006 Spreading Results
Key Informant Interview Template for Children’s Hospital (Minnesota ABCD project) This resource is a script/template for conducting informative interviews with critical stakeholders at the Children’s Hospital pilot site with a particular focus on assessing mental health screening activities in primary care settings. December 2006 Testing Models
ABCD II Great Start Minnesota Project (Glenace Edwall, Antonia Wilcoxon, Susan Castellano: Minnesota Department of Human Services) This presentation provides background information on the Minnesota ABCD II Project. December 2006 Addressing Needs
Patient Information and Referral Sheet (Minnesota ABCD project) This document is a standardized patient information and referral sheet used by Minnesota pilot sites and designed to capture referral needs and available services. December 2006 Addressing Needs
Quarterly Screening Form (Foundations for Success: Minnesota ABCD Project) This form was used by pilot sites to track and report screening rates and outcomes. December 2006 Testing Models
Partners and Providers Page, MHCP Provider Manual, Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS) (Minnesota ABCD Project) This section of the Minnesota Health Care Programs Manual details the CTSS program, including eligibility requirements and covered services. Minnesota improved program coverage by creating CTSS, which provides mental health services to children with an emotional disturbance. December 2006 Improving Policy
Advanced Training — DC: 0-3R™: Developmentally-Based Diagnosis of the Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood
(Zero to Three) This document outlines training for diagnosing developmentally-based mental health and developmental disorders of infancy and early childhood. This seminar is designed for mental health clinicians who have 1) participated in a full-day Introductory Training on use of DC: 0-3R™, and 2) have been using DC: 0-3R clinically for at least 6 months. December 2005 Addressing Needs
Early Childhood Mental Health Summer Institute: Creating a Referral Protocol for Head Start (Glenace Edwall and Antonia Wilcoxon: Minnesota Department of Human Services) This PowerPoint presentation was delivered at a session at the Early Childhood Mental Health Summer Institute and was designed to educate providers on improving access to follow-up services. July 2005 Spreading Results
Introduction to the DC: 0-3™ Diagnosing Mental Health and Developmental Disorders in Very Young Children (Molly Romer Witten: Minnesota ABCD Project) This resource is a flyer for an interactive training session that introduces mental health practitioners and other interested professionals to the DC:0-3R, a system for diagnosing the mental health and developmental disorders of very young children. April 2005 Addressing Needs
Introduction to the DC: 0-3™ – Diagnosing Mental Health and Developmental Disorders in Very Young Children Workshop (Minnesota ABCD Project) This interactive workshop introduces mental health practitioners and other interested professionals to a cutting edge system for diagnosing emotional and developmental disorders of very young children. This system, developed by ZERO TO THREE with the help of a diverse task force of infant mental health clinicians and researchers, takes into account the unique sensory, developmental, and relational needs of very young children. April 2005 Addressing Needs
Minnesota Early Childhood Comprehensive Screening Systems Focus Group Report (Minnesota ABCD Project) This resource summarizes an environmental scan of Minnesota’s screening for young children. 11 focus groups were held during March and April 2004 at five Minnesota sites—Detroit Lakes, Grand Rapids, Redwood Falls, Rochester, and Roseville. The focus groups were designed to gather information from regional experts to assess how the early childhood screening system for children from birth to age five addresses the five key elements of the Minnesota Early Childhood Comprehensive Screening Systems (MECCSS) Planning Grant. March 2005 Gauging Success: Measurement and Evaluation