Call for Applications for ABCD Screening Academy

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<p>The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) is now seeking applications from state Medicaid agencies, and agency partners, for the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) Screening Academy, a 15-month initiative supported by The Commonwealth Fund.<br><br>NASHP will select up to 20 states that are interested in implementing the policies and practices needed to make the use of standardized screening tools the standard of practice in well-child care. <br><br>The <a href="/cnlib/pub/enews_clickthrough.htm?enews_item_id=25669&return_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ecmwf%2Eorg%2Ftopics%2Ftopics%5Fshow%2Ehtm%3Fdoc%5Fid%3D429345%26%23doc429345">ABCD Screening Academy</a> builds on the experience of two state learning collaboratives supported by NASHP and the Fund that were designed to develop, test, and spread strategies for improving developmental services delivered to young, low-income children and their families.<br><br>Participating states will receive technical assistance, opportunities to exchange expertise and experience with other states, and national recognition of their efforts. Visit the <a href="/cnlib/pub/enews_clickthrough.htm?enews_item_id=25669&return_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ecmwf%2Eorg%2Ftopics%2Ftopics%5Fshow%2Ehtm%3Fdoc%5Fid%3D429345%26%23doc429345">Fund Web site</a> for an application and other supporting materials. The deadline for applications is <strong>March 1, 2007.</strong></p>