FROM THE FIELD

National Convening –  BUILD Initiative and the QRIS National Learning Network
QRIS 2018: Sparking Solutions and Sharing Systems Strategies will be held in San Diego, California from July 16-18. Attend to learn about effective practices and big ideas in the development, implementation and revision of quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) as part of a comprehensive early childhood system. See the program and register for the convening.

 
Child Health Care Provider Outreach Resource – Interactive Online Course on Early Childhood Screening
A new offering from the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Screening Technical Assistance & Resource (STAR) Center helps physicians gain a better understanding of the importance of family-centered screening and how to implement screening as an element of comprehensive, effective system of early detection, referral, and linkage to services. Relevant to entire teams of physicians, nurses, and front office staff, “Screening Time: Tuning In to the Needs of Families” is a scenario-based training that will guide practices in creating a screening workflow. This resource has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and MOC Part 2 credit. For more information and to access the course, go to screeningtime.org.

 
Resource Center – Explore the Healthy Child Development State Resource of the Month
Each month, the National Academy for State Health Policy’s (NASHP) Healthy Child Development State Resource Center features a resource highlighting the important role that screening, referral, and care coordination plays in healthy child development. This month, NASHP features the Massachusetts Act Early’s launch of its 1, 2, 3…Grow! cable television series. Learn more about state policies related to developmental screening in the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center, which is supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. To promote your resource on NASHP’s Resource Center, email nmention@nashp.org

 
Video Series – The Forgotten Aim: Health Equity
In celebration of Martin Luther King Day, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is highlighting its collection of resources on health equity — what some have called the “forgotten aim” of improvement. Included, a popular video series highlights the imperative for health care to reduce disparities and inequities as well as IHI’s White Paper, Achieving Health Equity: A Guide for Health Care Organizations

 
Coaching and Technical Assistance – Supporting Collective Impact
The Collective Impact Forum and several national field-building partners offer collective impact coaching and technical assistance for you and your collective impact partners. Collective Impact Coaching and Technical Assistance: Resources from the Collective Impact Forum and National Partners serves as a compendium providing detail on several organization’s collective impact coaching and technical assistance offerings, qualifications, resources, and contact information. 

 
Webinar – Building a Movement for Health Equity
Join The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program on January 23 at 3pm EST for an upcoming webinar, Building a Movement for Health Equity. Human Impact Partners (HIP) will introduce its Health Equity Guide for health departments and their partners to advance health equity. This tool lays out strategic practices along with helpful examples and resources that support collaborative partnerships and transformative change. The Co-Director of HIP will share how the guide can be used in your community and one Wisconsin county will share its experience using the guide to start a health equity movement within their health department and in their community.

 
Research Brief – Addressing Racial Inequities in Child Care and Early Education Policy
Child care and early education policies are shaped by a history of systemic and structural racism. A new report, Equity Starts Early: Addressing Racial Inequities in Child Care and Early Education Policy from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) explores racial equity in child care and early education including the historic and current systemic underpinnings that shape today’s policies and programs.

 
Data Resource – Latino Child Health
The Salud America! organization is dedicated to using research to develop a variety of tools and resources to improve Latino child health. Learn more about issues that impact the health of Latino children in areas such as family support, healthy food, and healthy children and find ways to make a difference.

 
WHAT DR. DWORKIN IS READINGGet on the same page as Dr. Dworkin and stay up to date on the news and stories that are inspiring him each month. In this month’s post, Developmental Screening and Referral: a Call for Careful Reflection, Dr. Dworkin reflects on a recently published narrative review calling for greater clinical decision-making, as well as shared decision-making with parents and families, in developmental screening policies and practices.

Meet Up with Dr. Dworkin on Slack
Join Dr. Dworkin and affiliates across the HMG National Network on the HMG Slack channel to discuss last month’s What Dr. Dworkin is Reading post, The Call for System Leadership. In this post, he reflects on a Stanford Social Innovation Review article examining the necessary roles and core capabilities for leaders in systemic change work.
 
Bring your thoughts, reactions, opinions, questions, and draw from your own lived experience with Help Me Grow to share your definition of what it means to lead system change work.
 
Simply log onto the HMG Slack channel on Friday, January 19 at 2 EST to join. Drop in to the conversation and use the hashtag #DworkinDropIn.

 
 NATIONAL CENTER NEWS AND RESOURCES

Registration Opens for HMG 9th Annual National Forum
Register now for the HMG National Forum, Building Partnerships, Broadening Impact, in Seattle Washington from April 4-6, 2018. Registration is open now through March 9, with early bird pricing through February 20. Hotel room block is available through March 12, be sure to book early for the reduced rate.

 
Update on Breakout Session and Innovation Consultation at HMG National Forum
An extraordinary number submissions have been received for breakout session presentations, which are now being reviewed by the HMG Forum Planning Committee and acceptance decisions will be announced by February 1st. Additionally, three affiliates have submitted proposals for Innovation Consultation with key experts in the innovation and early childhood arena during this year’s Forum.

 
All HMG Affiliates to Register a Poster for Networking Session
The registration site for the Poster & Networking Session will remain open throughout the Forum registration time-period. Every HMG affiliate is strongly encouraged to register and present a poster during the Forum’s dedicated networking time designed to promote shared learning and networking across the affiliate network and Forum attendees. Posters may highlight HMG implementation strategy, or any relevant success, project, initiative, innovation, or strategic effort in your early childhood system.

 
Webinar Slides and Recording Available
Materials now available from the January 9 webinar hosted by the National Center, Just What the Doctor Ordered: Honing Expertise in HMG Physician Outreach, detailing successful approaches to provider outreach, tips to maintain relationships, and the roles and responsibilities of the physician outreach liaison. HMG Ventura County shared lessons from a successful collaboration with a community-based practice in completing the HMG quality improvement project to earn Maintenance of Certification credits as an exemplar of strategic and synergistic partnership with child health care providers.

 
Maintenance of Certification Project for Help Me Grow
As featured on the January 9 webinar as a strategy to engage and sustain relationships with local child health care providers, the Help Me Grow National Center collaborates with Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut to offer a practice-based, continuous quality improvement project that is relevant to HMG affiliates. The project, Developmental Surveillance, Screening and Linking Children to Services: The Help Me Grow System, aims to improve the rates of 1) developmental surveillance, so that after six months of project participation at least 80% of medical charts have notations that parental concerns were solicited during the well child exam; 2) developmental screening to include at least 75% of well child exams after six months of project participation and 3) connection of 100% of young children for whom surveillance and/or screening show concerns to intervention services by the end of six months of participation. This project may be an excellent opportunity for those who want to incorporate CQI into their everyday culture, need to do QI work for NCQA PCMH recognition, and/or need MOC Part 4 credit. Learn more about the project and email moc@connecticutchildrens.org to make the project available in your community.

 
 AFFILIATE NETWORK NEWS AND RESOURCES

New Resource by HMG Alabama Now Available
HMG Alabama has shared a new resource on the affiliate side of the HMG National website, including a short descriptive video to introduce the resource to the affiliate network. HMG AL’s Access Guide to Early Childhood Services is a two-sided poster that was created in Kentucky and adapted for Alabama by the HMG Alabama state leadership team. The Access Guide is designed to help service providers streamline the connection of children and families to the supports available they need, as well as help demonstrate where HMG can help fill gaps in services that do exist. Share your state’s HMG resources with the affiliate network.

Help Me Grow Long Island Makes Strides
The HMG Long Island Partnership hosted a kickoff meeting on January 16 featuring national HMG founder, Dr. Paul Dworkin. The kickoff event followed a critical step in installation, the hiring of HMG Long Island’s first Centralized Access Point Care Coordinator. The new HMG system joins a well-established and successful system in Western New York, as the state advances spread and scale efforts in a mission to provide the best possible start for the children of New York State.

 NEW AND TRENDING CONVERSATIONS ON SLACK

Meet up on the HMG Slack channel with Dr. Dworkin and other Help Me Grow Network Affiliates on Friday, January 19 at 2 EST to discuss last month’s What Dr. Dworkin is Reading post, The Call for System Leadership. In this post, he reflects on a Stanford Social Innovation Review article and examines the necessary roles and core capabilities for leaders in systemic change work.
 
Bring your thoughts, reactions, opinions, questions, and draw from your own lived experience with Help Me Grow to share your definition of what it means to lead system change work.
 
Just log onto the HMG Slack channel on Friday, January 19 at 2 EST to join. Drop in to the conversation and use the hashtag #DworkinDropIn.

 
HMG Kentucky is looking to connect with affiliates that collect data through HMG on families with substance exposed children.
 
HMG Utah wants to know how other affiliates offer the M-CHAT as a screening tool for parents through Care Coordination with HMG.
 
HMG Wyoming asked about the recommended size for HMG Forum posters. HMG National replied that posters should have a maximum size of 30×48 inches and can be printed on paper or cloth. Spoonflower prints fabric posters (~$20), choose ‘Performance Knit’.
 
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