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A History of The Commonwealth Fund's Child Development and Preventive Care Program

August 1, 2013 - The Commonwealth Fund has a nearly century-long role in the improvement of children's health in the United States. This historical monograph examines the foundation's more recent efforts to create an integrated model of well-child care capable of addressing children’s cognitive, emotional, and social development needs.

Fund Report

Barriers to Evaluation for Early Intervention Services: Parent and Early Intervention Employee Perspectives

January 7, 2013 - Commonwealth Fund–funded researchers designed this study to find out why so many children referred to early intervention services are not evaluated and to determine how to make the referral process more successful.

In Brief

New Opportunities for Integrating and Improving Health Care for Women, Children, and Their Families

February 8, 2012 - This issue brief highlights the efforts of Colorado, Florida, Ohio, and Vermont to integrate health care services for low-income women and children, especially through state Title V maternal and child health programs.

Issue Brief

Duration of a Well-Child Visit: Association with Content, Family-Centeredness, and Satisfaction

December 16, 2011 - In this Commonwealth Fund–supported study, authors examined the length of well-child visits and its relationship with the content of the visit and parents’ satisfaction with care.

In Brief

Moving from Research to Large-Scale Change in Child Health Care

December 5, 2011 - In the field of child health care, strides made in best practice design and research continually fail to reach full-scale implementation. A new approach discussed in this Fund-supported study provides a framework and tool set to empower organizations to adopt innovations, gradually introduce changes, and ensure sustainability.

In Brief

Rates of Parent-Centered Developmental Screening: Disparities and Links to Services Access

August 18, 2011 - In this study, Commonwealth Fund–supported researchers found that less than 20 percent of U.S. children under age 6 receive a parent-completed developmental screening as recommended in national guidelines. The authors suggest states can successfully raise rates by instituting policies and implementing systematic improvement processes.

In the Literature

Delivery of Well-Child Care: A Look Inside the Door

March 31, 2011 - In this Commonwealth Fund–supported study, researchers used direct observation of well-child visits to evaluate their duration and content, adherence to Bright Futures guidelines, and differences between visits with children who have special health care needs and visits with children who do not.

In Brief

The Implications of U.S. Experiences with Early Childhood Interventions for the U.K. Sure Start Programme

February 3, 2011 - To glean lessons relevant to the U.K. government’s expansion of the Sure Start early childhood intervention program, Commonwealth Fund–supported researchers examined the experience of two similar programs in the U.S., Head Start and Early Head Start.

In Brief

Securing a Healthy Future: The Commonwealth Fund State Scorecard on Child Health System Performance, 2011

February 2, 2011 - A new Commonwealth Fund state-by-state scorecard evaluating how the health care system is working for children finds that federal and state action on behalf of children has helped preserve, and even expand, health coverage for this group, despite the severe recession. Yet across the states, wide differences persist in coverage rates, the affordability of health care, children's receipt of preventive care and treatment, and their opportunity to lead healthy lives.

Fund Report

Healthy Steps at 15: The Past and Future of an Innovative Preventive Care Model for Children

December 3, 2010 - The Commonwealth Fund started Healthy Steps for Young Children in 1995 to develop and test a model of preventive pediatric care for children from birth to age 3 that emphasized child behavior and development. This report looks at some of the past trials the model has faced and the new potential for the project under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Fund Report

How to Develop a Statewide System to Link Families with Community Resources: A Manual for Replication of the Help Me Grow System

September 14, 2010 - Help Me Grow is a unique system that assists families, primary care practices, and other community-based providers in identifying developmental or behavioral concerns in children from birth through age 8; establishes an inventory of appropriate resources; and helps families connect with these programs and services.

Fund Manual

Systems of Care Coordination for Children: Lessons Learned Across State Models

September 3, 2010 - This report summarizes lessons from programs in five states that refer families to appropriate community or state programs, help coordinate their care, provide support and follow-up to ensure they receive needed services, and provide a feedback loop to primary care providers.

Issue Brief

Systems of Care Coordination for Children: Lessons Learned Across State Models

September 3, 2010 - This report summarizes lessons from programs in five states that refer families to appropriate community or state programs, help coordinate their care, provide support and follow-up to ensure they receive needed services, and provide a feedback loop to primary care providers.

Issue Brief

Implementing Developmental Screening and Referrals: Lessons Learned from a National Project

August 5, 2010 - This Commonwealth Fund-supported study of pediatric practices found that most practices participating in an American Academy of Pediatrics pilot program to implement screening for developmental problems were successful. But few were similarly successful in placing and tracking referrals for follow-up care.

In the Literature

State Case Studies of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Systems: Strategies for Change

July 16, 2010 - This report examines the efforts made in Colorado, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island to develop mental health systems of early identification and intervention for children from birth to age 5.

Fund Report