Public Health Screening

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Public Health
The overarching goal of Public Health is to promote and improve health and well-being for all. When we consider this goal from the perspective of Pediatrics and Early Childhood, it comes down to systemic goals of early detection, effective follow up and 100% reach. Understanding that the vast majority of children are supported by medical clinics, Public Health’s role is typically to be a safety net promoting or providing early detection and services to those not adequately covered by medical clinics. Pediatric Tools supports Public Health with the same tools and connection provided to medical clinics, helping support a community solution.

Promote a Community Solution
A community solution requires a network of self-sustaining screening sites that reach 100% of the population at the earliest possible point where issues can be detected. Medical clinics are the largest portion of the network but may need technical assistance or connection to services to meet all the child and family’s needs. More importantly promotion or implementation of self-sustaining screening sites to fill in the gaps in the network are essential to meeting the overall goal of promoting and improving the health and well-being for all.
Provide Services

Home Visitation WIC Clinics Screening Services Early Intervention Services Child Find and Special Education Services
The same breadth and depth with effective follow up, linkage and data sharing from a comprehensive screening interview used in medical clinics, is needed to support home visitation. Home visitation is effectively another self-sustaining screening site in the community health network.

Head Start and Early Head Start Programs
Meet Part 1302.33 Child Screenings and Assessment requirements completing or obtaining a current developmental screening to identify concerns regarding a child’s developmental, behavioral, motor, language, social, cognitive, and emotional skills within 45 calendar days of when the child first attends the program or, for the home-based program option, receives a home visit. Pediatric Tools simplifies the screening and assessment process, meeting the parent where they are at, while reducing the time and cost for staff supporting the process.
State-Wide Programs
Attempting to meet screening and surveillance needs, programs generally choose centralized, single point of entry screening solutions. Unfortunately this has the unintended consequence of excluding healthcare organizations for security, access, breadth of information and patient management reasons and renders these programs far less effective. Using a Pediatric Tools Community Health Network, explained under Community Solutions, enables information to be monitored across all screening and services sites in a community while supporting care coordination on an individual profile basis. Distributing the work load and cost out to self-sustaining sites in the community reduces program costs while increasing effectiveness and reach. Simply connecting rather than implementing and maintaining a centralized screening solution works significantly better.

Give the Comprehensive Pediatric Screening Interview (CPSI) a try!
Try the CPSI
See how easy it is to combine the ASQ-3, ASQ:SE-2, SWYC, EPDS, M-CHAT-R, ESQ, ACE, and SDoH into a single comprehensive interview.
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