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Physical, social-emotional, and cognitive screenings are an important step in identifying and edifying developmental delays that may occur in early childhood. The health care system provides regular Well Child visits to many Brown County children, and these visits include screenings. Many of the children identified with potential developmental delays are referred to the Brown County Birth to Three Program for additional support. In our community, the data shows that more than 50% of children ages 0-3 who are identified as having potential developmental delays do not receive service. We also know that there is no formal detection system for social-emotional delays for our kids.
The opportunity for Action Team One is to integrate a standardized system that connects the screenings for early childhood developmental delays done in the health systems with the Birth to Three Program. After launching in March 2017, Action Team One has worked to develop a universal standard of care across health systems to give all kids access to culturally sensitive developmental screenings. By improving communication between primary care providers, parents, and Birth-to-3 staff, we can ensure that all children receive the necessary supports for a foundation of success in kindergarten and beyond.
Ann McCotter, Director of Collaborative Action
Achieve Brown County
Project Team Lead
Achieve Brown County – AmeriCorps Vista
- Ashley Hale, Aurora Health Care
- Kathy Kerscher, Bellin Health
- Jill Spejcher, Bellin Health
- Christina Courtney, Brown County Birth to Three Program
- Kim Fenendael, Brown County Birth to Three Program
- Colleen Peebles, HSHS/Prevea Health
- Seugnet DeBauche, Bellin