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by Paul Dworkin, M.D.

Founder, Help Me Grow; Executive Vice-President, Community Child Health Director, Office for Community Child Health, Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Oct 23, 2015

Mission and Synergy

Take a look at the top of our website. You’ll see that the Help Me Grow National Center has a new tagline:

Advancing Developmental Promotion, Early Detection & Linkage to Services

The new tagline is highlighted in the following commentary I wrote for a recent issue of the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. The piece serves as a fitting validation for this new articulation of our mission at the National Center, as I explore the integral, interdependent relati   Read More >>

California Community Care Coordination Collaborative Featured at AAP National Conference

Rebecca Hernandez of Help Me Grow Orange County and Marc Lerner, MD, along with co-author Holly Henry from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, recently shared their work on improving care coordination for children with special health care needs in Orange County. Their presentation was part of the Community Pediatrics Poster Session of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference in Washington, DC. The AAP National Conference is the most comprehensive pediatric meeting in the world and has over 9,000 attendees. Read more here.


Help Me Grow System Featured in BUILD Initiative eBook

We are honored and thrilled that the Help Me Grow system and several Help Me Grow states are included in "Early Learning-Health Connections," the third chapter of the BUILD Initiative eBook series, Rising to the Challenge: Building Effective Systems for Young Children and Families. The eBook comes out of the federal EARLY LEARNING CHALLENGE funding initiative and highlights successes and challenges in building early childhood systems.

The chapter calls out HMG's effectiveness as part of a successful, population-based early childhood systems. It also explores HMG's usefulness in promoting universal developmental screening, cross-sector engagement, and coordinated support for families.

California, Delaware, New Jersey, Oregon, and Vermont are among the Help Me Grow states highlighted in the chapter. The Help Me Grow National Center is extremely proud that the system and the National Network are recognized as a vital tool for building systems that support children and families! Learn more.

HMG E-Notes

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HMG Policy Briefs

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 De-medicalizing childhood developmental and behavioral concerns 

How HMG promotes protective factors

HMG & Medicaid.