Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems CoIIN Resources
When the NICHQ-led Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems CoIIN met in July 2018, participants shared lessons learned and heard from experts in the field. Below, we have provided resources from the conference, including on-site videos of two powerful panel presentations and a compilation of popular resources.
Panel: Connecting Policy at the Federal, State, and Community Levels
Panel: Family Partners in ECCS CoIIN
"Many communities have a plethora of services for young children and their families; what is needed is a strategy to bring these services together so they work better – mapping what services exist, establishing seamless referral pathways and feedback loops, making sure that all the service providers are aware of them, using local data as a baseline and an outcome, and encouraging evidence-informed interventions."
Professor Frank Oberklaid, OAM, MD, FRACP, DCH
Slide Set: Reducing Fragmentation, Improving Coordination: Developing a Framework and a Plan
Slides from a popular panel featuring ECCS CoIIN expert team member, Frank Oberklaid, OAM, MD, FRACP, DCH.
Slides included cover:
- The rationale for why improved coordination of services and programs is critical to improved outcomes, and provide real case scenarios
- A generic framework that can be applied to various community settings, emphasizing the use of data, stakeholder consultation and resource mapping
- Strategies to address and overcome possible barriers and ensure sustainability
Resources from the Coordinating Center
Telling Your Story is Powerful: a resource for engaging parent partners
Motivational Interviewing for Developmental Promotion: a slide set on the basic principles of using motivational interviewing as a powerful tool to drive change
Join the Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model listserv: The InCK Model aims to reduce expenditures and improve the quality of care for children covered by Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through prevention, early identification, and treatment of behavioral and physical health needs
Resources Developed by Project Teams
- Delaware Developmental Screening Referral Provider Magnet
- Delaware Developmental Milestones Pocket Guide
- Delaware Developmental Screening Brochure
- Kansas Developmental Milestones Passport
- New York State Parent Guide
- New Jersey's 4 E's to Empower Families
Are you an ECCS CoIIN team member interested in sharing resources? Post them to the CoLab with the title, "Resource for NICHQ Site."
Join the Virtual Community
The Collaboratory is a virtual place where ECCS CoIIN participants and stakeholders can share ideas and best practices, ask questions, and uncover useful tips to advance their change efforts. With an "all teach, all learn" and "steal shamelessly" philosophy, NICHQ is opening up the Collaboratory to anyone working to enhance early childhood systems.
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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UH3MC30335, Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems, $5,448,239 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.