Systemwide Solutions for Developmental-Behavioral Concerns

Systemwide Solutions for Developmental-Behavioral Concerns


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Tuesday, February 23, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar


Webinar Description:

"Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!" has been promoting universal, broad-band developmental and social-emotional screening in children ages 0 to 5 years across the health care, early childhood education and social service sectors. With the U.S. federal government and American Academy of Pediatrics combining forces to promote periodic developmental-behavioral screening, the next step is for the US to address its capacity crisis for providing high-quality early intervention and learning services.

A new commentary in Pediatrics proposes that every U.S. state needs: 1) a family-friendly, screening and care coordination entity, 2) comprehensive, tiered, and equitable assessments for "at-risk" or referred children, 3) universal access to high-quality early learning or preschool programs, and 4) continuous accountability for the early detection process from birth to 5 years, and this includes an outcome-based metric for kindergarten readiness.

Join to learn more about how leaders in health, education, and social service sectors can boldly address our nation's capacity crisis in a system-wide manner.



Kevin P. Marks, MD

Kevin P. Marks, MD, General pediatrician & Pediatric hospitalist, PeaceHealth Medical Group

Dr Kevin Marks feels passionate about carefully listening to and promptly addressing parents' concerns about their child's physical, developmental and emotional well-being. He went to medical school at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and completed his pediatric residency at the University of California San Fransisco-Fresno in 1998. Dr Marks takes a comprehensive approach to well-child care for patients 0 through 21 years and works hard to promptly recognize and treat pediatric (and family) emergencies whenever they arise. For this, he has up-to-date Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification. In addition to working full-time as a clinic-based pediatrician, he also rotates as a pediatric hospitalist at Sacred Heart Riverbend. Dr Marks' area of research and expertise is developmental and behavioral pediatrics.

Adriane K. Griffen

Adriane K. Griffen, DrPH (c), MPH, MCHES, Director of Public Health, AUCD

Adriane Griffen, MPH, MCHES, oversees public health efforts for the national headquarters of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities. With over 15 years of experience in the disability and health field, she has specialty areas in health promotion, social marketing, qualitative research, and health education. She is a DrPH candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, with a focus on leadership, systems change, and capacity building.












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