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 Early Childhood Developmental Screening and Title V: Building Better Systems

September 14, 2017

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP), in partnership with the National Institute for Children's Health Quality, is happy to share a new issue brief called "Early Childhood Developmental Screening and Title V: Building Better Systems." This issue brief delves into Title V program developmental screening activities that aim to establish or improve comprehensive systems of care for children and families. It can not only be used as a tool to inform staff, public health professionals, partners and stakeholders of different developmental screening-related strategies that could be applied in communities, it can also be used as a mechanism to connect with examples identified in the issue brief by using the contact information provided throughout the document. 

The content in this issue brief was compiled from an environmental scan AMCHP conducted of Title V program developmental screening activities. The results revealed that 41 states and other jurisdictions (such as territories) chose National Performance Measure 6 (NPM 6): Percent of children, ages 9 through 71 months, receiving a developmental screening using a parent-completed screening tool. These NPM 6 strategies and activities were categorized in this issue brief to give readers a sense of the breadth of Title V program efforts being implemented for their five-year grant period. These categories include:

  • Policy Research, Development, and Implementation
  • Systems Coordination
  • Data Collection, Measurement, and Existing Landscape
  • Technical Assistance and Training
  • Education, Engagement, and Resource Development
  • Other Title V Program Strategies

As previously mentioned, within each category AMCHP selected certain Title V program initiatives to highlight and provide contact information for interested readers to connect with to learn more. In these highlights, the reader will learn additional details around different state and jurisdiction strategies such as existing levers, current implementation activities and how the activities will be measured. See for yourself how this issue brief can provide you with new developmental screening strategies or valuable connections by downloading the full issue brief here.

For more information, visit AMCHP's Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) website: http://www.amchp.org/programsandtopics/CYSHCN/.

For more information, contact Cori Floyd, program analyst for CYSHCN, at cfloyd@amchp.org.