On August 5, 2014, AMCHP held a Peer-to-Peer Exchange on "Screening and Beyond: Improving Systems for Developmental Screening and Early Identification" in Baltimore, Maryland. Hosted by the Maryland team, a total of eight states – AR, CO, CT, MD, MS, ND, OH and VA – met to share resources, challenges and successes related to improving developmental and ASD/DD screening, early identification and related systems of care.
As part of their ASD/DD grant, the Maryland team is implementing a "Screening and Beyond" Quality Improvement (QI) Learning Collaborative with primary care practices across the state. The 12-month long project includes web-based learning conferences, chart audits to measure care and improvement, a patient roster tool to identify and track children with ASD/DD in participating practices, and hands-on QI coaching in practices and by phone. Additionally, the Learning Collaborative pairs each participating practice with a trained Parent Partner that provides follow-up and resources to families, collects and reports data and provides input as part of the quality improvement process. During the meeting, state partners involved in Maryland's efforts to improve screening, referral and diagnostic services also shared their roles and experiences.
State Participant Developmental Screening Profiles
Click on the links below to view a 1-page profile on developmental screening activity in each participant state (opens as PDF in new window)