Contributors and Acknowledgements

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Contributors

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The Commonwealth Fund
The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy. The mission of The Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults. The Fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. An international program in health policy is designed to stimulate innovative policies and practices in the United States and other industrialized countries.

The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy. The mission of The Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults. The Fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. An international program in health policy is designed to stimulate innovative policies and practices in the United States and other industrialized countries.

The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy. The mission of The Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults. The Fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. An international program in health policy is designed to stimulate innovative policies and practices in the United States and other industrialized countries.

www.commonwealthfund.org

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Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP)
Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP) is a population-based child health services research and quality improvement program of the University of Vermont. VCHIP's mission is to optimize the health of Vermont's children by initiating and supporting measurement-based efforts to enhance private and public child health practice. VCHIP provides an established mechanism for Vermont's clinicians to continually improve the care they offer children and families throughout Vermont and supports clinicians in their efforts by providing the tested tools and techniques to improve care for specific populations.

www.med.uvm.edu/vchip

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Center for Health Care Quality
The Center for Health Care Quality, a new center for quality improvement in health care established at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, will be a resource for health care providers throughout the world to make the highest-quality care a reality for children and their families. The Center for Health Care Quality is the result of a merger of the Center for Children's Healthcare Improvement, formerly based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Center for Health Policy and Clinical Effectiveness at Cincinnati Children's, which not only does improvement work but also conducts research into interventions that improve health outcomes in the community and the home.

www.cincinnatichildrens.org

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Vermont Department of Health
The Vermont Department of Health's vision is to have the nation's premier system of public health, enabling Vermonters to lead healthy lives in healthy communities. The Department of Health is proud to continue a long tradition of public health service and commitment to excellence in maternal and child health in Vermont. As the state's lead agency for public health policy and advocacy, the Department developed a blueprint for continuing to improve the health of Vermonters, known as Healthy Vermonters 2010. This document includes several measurable maternal, infant and child health objectives related to developmental services.

healthvermont.gov

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The Center for Children's Healthcare Improvement (CCHI)
The Center for Children's Healthcare Improvement (CCHI) is a North Carolina statewide program to improve healthcare for children. The mission of the Center is to eliminate the gap between what is and what could be in healthcare for children and adolescents in North Carolina.

Activities of the Center include: communication, advocacy and partnership development; improving clinical care for children; gathering and distributing information for improvement; training current and future clinicians, and research.

childhealthimprovement.org

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The North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance (NC DMA)
The Division of Medical Assistance manages Medicaid and NC Health Choice for Children for the state of North Carolina. The mission of the DMA is to manage the Medicaid program efficiently so that cost effective health care services are available through enrolled providers to all eligible persons across the state of North Carolina. Medicaid is a health insurance program for certain low-income and needy people paid with federal, state, and county dollars. It covers more than 1 million people in North Carolina, including children, the aged, blind, and/or disabled, and people who are eligible to receive federally assisted income maintenance payments.

www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dma

 

Collaborative Teams

Associates in Pediatrics
Berlin, Vermont

Essex Pediatrics
Essex Junction, Vermont

Franklin County Pediatrics
East Fairfield, Vermont

Milton Family Practice
Milton, Vermont

Mousetrap Pediatrics, Enosburg Falls
Enosburg Falls, Vermont

Mousetrap Pediatrics, St. Albans
St. Albans, Vermont

St. Johnsbury Pediatrics
St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Shelburne Pediatrics
Shelburne, Vermont

Timber Lane Pediatrics
South Burlington, Vermont

Benson Area Medical Center
Benson, North Carolina

Cape Center Pediatrics
Fayetteville, North Carolina

Child Health Clinic B
Raleigh, North Carolina

Durham Pediatrics
Durham, North Carolina

Goldsboro Pediatrics
Goldsboro, North Carolina

Halifax Pediatrics
Halifax, North Carolina

North Raleigh Pediatrics
Raleigh, North Carolina

Oxford Family Physicians
Oxford, North Carolina

Sandhills Pediatrics
Southern Pines, North Carolina

Shelby Children's Clinic
Shelby, North Carolina

Washington Pediatrics
Washington, North Carolina

 

Project Faculty

Paula Duncan, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Adolescent Medicine
University of Vermont
Youth Health Director
Vermont Child Health Improvement Program

Paul Dworkin, M.D.
Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Physician-in-Chief
Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Marian Earls, M.D.
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician
Medical Director
Guilford Child Health, Inc.
Greensboro, NC

Sandy Fuller, M.Ed.
Project Director
Center for Children's Healthcare Improvement
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sherry Hay, M.P.A.
Project Coordinator
Assuring Better Child Health and Development
North Carolina

Kathryn Taaffe McLearn, Ph.D.
Senior Associate
Center for Children's Healthcare Improvement
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Peter Margolis, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Co-Director
Cincinnati Children's Center for Health Care Quality

Kim Paul, B.S.N., R.N.
Project Director
Vermont Child Health Improvement Program
University of Vermont

Colleen Reuland, M.P.H.
Project Advisor
The Child and Health Measurement Initiative
Oregon Health & Science University

Annette Rexroad, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Research Associate of Pediatrics
University of Vermont
Improvement Advisor
Vermont Child Health Improvement Program

Francis Rushton, M.D., FAAP
Clinical Professor
University of South Carolina
Senior Partner
Beaufort Pediatrics

Robert Sege, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Tufts University School of Medicine
Associate Chief of General Pediatrics
The Floating Hospital for Children at New England Medical Center

Judy Shaw, R.N., M.P.H.
Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Vermont
Executive Director
Vermont Child Health Improvement Program

 

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank those who have helped to make the Healthy Development project successful, especially the following project team members: Lisa Wilson, Erica Crall, Tara Bristol, Stephanie Pierson, Rachael Beddoe, Sharnel Martelle, Julea Steiner, and Ryon Jolley. Back to Main Table of Contents


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