In February 2016, the Children and Families Commission awarded support to the Developmental Screening Cohort to explore what it would take to increase the number of young children who are screened for developmental progress and connected to assessments and services.

The OC Children’s Screening Registry was launched in February 2018 and is an online
database that allows primary health care and other community-based providers to view and
enter developmental, behavioral, and adverse childhood experiences (trauma) screening data
and share information on referrals and outcomes. The Registry is administered by Help Me Grow Orange County and Children’s Health of Orange County (CHOC) and was developed with funding from the HRSA Healthy Tomorrows award.  

The Registry is designed to help clinical and community-based providers proactively identify
children with at-risk screening results, reduce duplication of screening efforts, and assist in
connecting families with appropriate resources. The Registry seeks to improve physician
engagement and cross-sector collaboration, communicate screening results between
organizations and health care providers, encourage providers to use evidence-based screening
tools, and refer children for services when needed.