In 2007, 19 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia came together to form the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) Screening Academy. They worked, with the support of NASHP, to improve identification of children with or at risk for or with developmental delays.
Screening Academy members worked to make both policy and practice changes to support the use of a standardized developmental screening tool as part of regular well-child care. This second in a series of state health policy briefings reports on their efforts to support practice change. Examination of their efforts found that these states used a variety of strategies to support practice change. While states vary in their approach, a consistent theme is collaboration between state agencies and primary care providers delivering preventive services.
Overall, members were more likely to use workshops (20 members), explanatory material such as brochures and posters (20 members), and in-office training (19 members) to support the adoption of validated screening tools in primary care.
The ABCD Screening Academy and this Briefing were supported by the Commonwealth Fund. This policy briefing is second in the series of Findings from the ABCD Screening Academy.
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