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Bright Futures Clinical Guide to Performing Preventive Services

July 8, 2010 - This Clinical Guide—designed to accompany the Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents—provides authoritative, evidence-based guidance about the most effective and efficient ways to deliver child preventive services.

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Colorado Children’s Healthcare Access Program: Helping Pediatric Practices Become Medical Homes for Low-Income Children

July 7, 2010 - The Colorado Children's Healthcare Access Program is a nonprofit organization created to address barriers that have prevented private pediatric and family practices from accepting children enrolled in Medicaid and providing them with a medical home.

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Illinois: Testing Quality Measures

May 19, 2010 - Illinois has partnered with Florida on a CHIPRA grant to improve the quality of care for children. Over five years, the grant will provide just over $11 million in federal funding for the two states to use to advance quality projects.

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Bright Futures: Training and Implementation Materials for Pediatric Practices

April 29, 2010 - The Bright Futures training and implementation materials are designed to help office staff improve developmental screening and preventive services for children under age 5.

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The Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project: Supporting Mental Health Treatment in Primary Care

March 3, 2010 - Massachusetts has successfully demonstrated the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project, a program that provides timely telephonic psychiatric and clinical guidance to primary care providers treating children with mental health problems. This study looks into the development and implementation of the project.

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Rhode Island's Pediatric Practice Enhancement Project: Parents Helping Parents and Practitioners

January 15, 2010 - This case study looks at Rhode Island’s Pediatric Practice Enhancement Project which trains and places parent consultants into pediatric primary and specialty care practices to help families with children and youth with special health care needs coordinate and access the health system, as well as other services (e.g., social services, education, housing).

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Maryland: Using Tax Forms to Identify Eligible Kids

August 28, 2009 - Under the 2008 Maryland Kids First Act, Maryland is using state income tax forms to identify families with children who may be uninsured and eligible for Medicaid or CHIP and sending them information about how to enroll.

State Profile

Child Health Services: A Framework for States

April 21, 2009 - The Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut has released a report, A Framework for Child Health Services: Supporting Healthy Child Development and School Readiness of Connecticut's Children, that offers a strategic vision and a series of specific recommendations for strengthening and integrating children's health services into a comprehensive system of early childhood services.

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A Guide to Developing State Child Health 'Improvement Partnerships'

February 24, 2009 - A new online guide from the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program provides state leaders in child health with step-by-step instructions to developing sustainable collaborations of public and private partners that are dedicated to improving the quality of children's health care.

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Case Study: Indian Health Council Creates a Medical Home for Patients

November 20, 2008 - To build trust with patients and improve continuity of care, a tribally run ambulatory clinic in Southern California assigned patients with chronic conditions to one of several teams of providers.

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Collecting Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data: A How-To Guide

January 14, 2008 - This toolkit provides comprehensive guidance to health plans, hospitals, and other health care providers on how to collect information about patients' race, ethnicity, and preferred language, and how to do so with efficiency and respect.

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Washington State: Cultural Competency Training

October 11, 2007 - In an effort to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health care, Washington State has joined New Jersey in requiring cultural competency training for certain health care professionals.

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Helping Pediatric Practices Implement Parental Depression Screening

April 19, 2007 - A new manual helps pediatric clinicians successfully screen parents for depression, discuss with them the impact depression can have on their children, and refer parents for counseling.

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Case Study: University of Tennessee Health Science Center's Telehealth Network

March 12, 2007 - A state university created a telehealth network to improve the health of nearby underserved and isolated populations through education, research, and service.

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Case Study: Iowa's Health Literacy Collaborative Is Transforming Patient-Provider Communication

March 12, 2007 - Iowa's largest integrated health care system converted health literacy research into practice and policy by using multidisciplinary teams to implement proven interventions and tools throughout its organization.

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