Act Early Network News, Fall Issue, 2014

October 20, 2014


Fall, Issue #4

News from Act Early Network Partners 

Act Early Forum Webinar: Healthy Beginnings System of Care Project

Act Early Forum Webinar: Healthy Beginnings System of Care ProjectPlease join the next Act Early Webinar as we welcome Susan Bertonaschi, Director of Health Promotion at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, to introduce the Healthy Beginnings System of Care project. This project was designed to address the goal of helping young children become and stay healthy, develop well, and thrive socially and emotionally in order to achieve academic success. Ms. Bertonaschi and Healthy Beginnings Health Navigator, Johnnie Thomas, RN, from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, will describe this wrap-around model which provides health education, navigation, and developmental screening and links families to health, educational and social support services. The webinar will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET.  Read More...

AUCD Unleashed: the Power of Engagement

AUCD Unleashed: the Power of EngagementReserve your space today for the highly anticipated AUCD Conference. The conference will be held November 9-12, 2014 in Washington DC. This year's AUCD Conference theme reflects our goal of achieving an elevated level of engagement with our respective and collective communities, networks, and well beyond in order to better inform, enhance, and enrich the work we all do to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families. Final deadline to register: Oct 24, 2014. Read More...

 

AUCD Welcomes Abigail (Abbey) Alberico as Project Manager for the Public Health Team

AUCD Welcomes Abigail (Abby) Albertico as Project Manager for the Public Health TeamAbigail Alberico is the Project Manager for the Public Health team. She supports and creates capacity development activities in the areas of birth defects, developmental disabilities, and health promotion for people living with a disability. She provides technical assistance to the UCEDDs and LENDs network centers, State Disability and Health programs, and Learn the Signs. Act Early. Ambassadors and State Systems Grantees. Abigail received a Master of Public Health degree in Communication and Marketing in the Department of Prevention and Community Health from The Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. 

 

AMCHP 2015: United to Build Healthier Communities

AMCHP 2015: United to Build Healthier CommunitiesRegistration is open for the 2015 AMCHP Annual Conference, United to Build Healthier Communities. The conference, which will be held January 24-27 in Washington, DC, will provide an opportunity to network with other MCH professionals, researchers and government leaders, and to learn about cutting-edge MCH programs, methods and policies from across the country. Read More...

 

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News from the Act Early Network

Early Access: Building Screening Capacity in Oklahoma

Stacey Aguiar HeadshotThe Oklahoma Early Access Autism Project was initiated in 2010 with the goal of increasing capacity for early identification of ASD across Oklahoma and improving access to needed services, especially for populations who may not have access to traditional services. Early Access has developed a screening model which utilizes high-quality screening tools and connects families to resources. Early Access trains community service providers to implement this ASD screening model in their own communities and service areas. Read More...

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The Kansas Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics has developed the Baby Buffer ® program bringing together the newest science in the biological, developmental and social sciences, to teach parents specific strategies to help them become a supportive, consistent and reliable parent. Read More...

New Clinical Report from the AAP Council on Children with Disabilities

New Clinical Report from the AAP Council on Children with DisabilitiesThe vast majority of children and youth with chronic and complex health conditions who also have intellectual and developmental disabilities are cared for in their homes. Social, legal, policy, and medical changes through the years have allowed for an increase in needed support within the community. However, there continues to be a relatively small group of children who live in various types of congregate care settings. This clinical report describes these settings and the care and services that are provided in them. The report also discusses reasons families choose out-of-home placement for their children, barriers to placement, and potential effects of this decision on family members. Read More...

Connecticut Department of Public Health has Released the Healthy CT 2020 Dashboard

Connecticut Department of Public Health has Released the Healthy CT 2020 DashboardJust as a car's dashboard provides the driver with a quick view of how the car is functioning, the Healthy Connecticut 2020 Performance Dashboard displays in a simple visual format, how the residents of Connecticut are faring in health improvement target areas such as heart disease, obesity, obtaining vaccinations, exposure to environmental risks, and many more as identified in Healthy Connecticut 2020 State Health Improvement Plan.

View the Healthy Connecticut 2020 Performance Dashboard

News from Act Early Network Partners

Act Early Forum Webinar: Healthy Beginnings System of Care Project

AUCD Unleashed: the Power of Engagement

AUCD Welcomes Abigail (Abbey) Alberico as Project Manager for the Public Health Team

AMCHP 2015: United to Build Healthier Communities

News from the Act Early Network

Early Access: Building Screening Capacity in Oklahoma

Baby Buffer Positive Parenting Resource

New Clinical Report from the AAP Council on Children with Disabilities

Connecticut Department of Public Health has Released the Healthy CT 2020 Dashboard

 


Would you like to share important Act Early updates or innovative practices from your state, program or organization?

  • Submit your updates for the next Act Early Network News (Winter2014) by emailing Abigail Alberico (aalberico@aucd.org).