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Transition Care for Children with Special Health Needs

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently released a Technical Brief titled Transition Care for Children with Special Health Needs  by the Effective Health Care Program. The issue of how to provide good transition care for children with special health care needs warrants further attention. The numbers of children with special health care needs reaching [...]

2014-07-14T19:42:50+00:00July 14th, 2014|

Intensive Care Coordination Using High-Quality Wraparound for Children with Serious Behavioral Health Needs: State and Community Profiles

The Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. (CHCS) has recently published a practical guide that profiles states and counties that have implemented intensive care coordination using high-quality wraparound for children and youth with serious behavioral health needs. It outlines key features for established programs with demonstrated cost and quality outcomes, as well as for programs [...]

2014-07-09T17:57:04+00:00July 9th, 2014|

Grantmakers in Health: Creating an Integrated Child Health System Using a Population Health Perspective

From the Grantmakers in Health website: Population health is a phrase that is becoming widely used among public health officials, health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and grantmakers. At its core is a focus on building sustainable linkages among health care systems, public health agencies, and the larger community to prevent the onset of chronic disease [...]

2014-05-15T18:15:06+00:00May 15th, 2014|

Study Finds Integrating Mental Health Services in Pediatric Practices Feasible and Effective

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences found that behavioral and mental health programs for children can be effectively provided in pediatric practices.  Children participating in the study were six times more likely to complete the program when it was provided in a pediatrician's office rather than a specialty clinic. The [...]

2014-04-14T13:35:57+00:00April 14th, 2014|

New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research

The recently published National Council on Research (NRC) report on child abuse and neglect updates 1993 NRC report and provides new recommendations for research and service delivery. This book is available to read online or to download for free.  While the entire report is valuable, chapters that will be of special interest to providers are: Introduction: for [...]

2014-04-03T13:20:13+00:00April 3rd, 2014|

Home Visit for All Newborns To Assess Risk of Child Maltreatment Improves Parenting Skills, Reduces Medical Emergencies, and Generates Positive Return on Investment

AHRQ Innovations Exchange has recently added Service Delivery Innovation Profile on Durham Connects.  This program promotes healthy infant development and a reduction in child maltreatment and abuse.  There is strong evidence that this program has: enhanced the ability to identify at-risk families; improved connections to community resources, parenting skills, and the safety and quality of the [...]

2014-03-31T15:32:12+00:00March 31st, 2014|

Developing Health Homes for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance: Considerations and Opportunities

The Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. (CHCS)  has developed a brief for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Health Home Information Resource Center that highlights health home opportunities for children with SED. The brief also presents factors for states to consider as they develop models that address this population's unique needs. Click here to [...]

2014-02-28T17:52:43+00:00February 28th, 2014|