Healthy Development Collaborative

Young female child readingCompleted in 2005, this project supported primary care practices in partnering with families to promote positive developmental outcomes for children less than five years of age in Vermont and North Carolina through a partnership with primary care practices, community organizations, and state government (including the Vermont Department of Health and Medicaid).

VCHIP assisted pediatric and family practices in implementing office systems to improve the delivery of anticipatory guidance, parent education and other preventive and developmental care to young children.

Objectives

Fifteen practices in Vermont and North Carolina were selected to participate in the project. These practices received coaching on quality improvement methodology and measurement support to implement current recommendations for developmental care and to improve the delivery of anticipatory guidance, parent education and other preventive and developmental care to young children.

Accomplishments

The Healthy Development Collaborative created a tool kit (see link to the Healthy Development Tool Kit), to help interested primary care practices redesign their office systems to improve the quality of preventive and developmental services they provide to children. The collective resources include checklists, surveys, and bibliographies developed and tested in the collaborative.

 

Tools and Resources