The Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant to States Program guidance defines the significance of this goal as follows:
Early identification of developmental disorders is critical to the well-being of children and their families. It is an integral function of the primary care medical home. The percent of children with a developmental disorder has been increasing, yet overall screening rates have remained low. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends screening tests begin at the nine month visit.
NPM 6 Tools
- Introductory Resources
- Evidence Brief (National Center for Education in MCH (NCEMCH) at Georgetown University).
- Environmental Scan (Women's and Children's Health Policy Center (WCHPC) at Johns Hopkins University). This environmental scan identifies compilations of strategies to advance NPM 6. Read more about environmental scans.
- Evidence Analysis Report
- Evidence Review: Brief. A three-page summary of report methodologies, results, key findings, and implications.
- Evidence Review: Full Report. A critical analysis and synthesis of the effectiveness of strategies that might be applied to address NPM 6 to serve as the foundation for accountability across all states and jurisdictions. The evidence review uses a structured approach to evaluate the available empirical evidence and to draw conclusions for MCH programs based on the best available evidence. Read about the evidence analysis report methodology | You can also access the full set of Evidence Analysis Reports.
- Implementation Strategies
- Sample Strategies and Evidence-based/informed Strategy Measures (ESMs) (WCHPC). A list of sample strategies and ESMs for each of the 15 NPMs. Sources are provided at the end of the document.
- Additional Learning
- NPM 6 Transformation Tools (MCH Navigator and National MCH Workforce Development Center). Learning resources, implementation strategies, and links to the evidence base for the competencies needed to carry out NPM 6 activities.
- Taking Action with Evidence Implementation Roadmap (Association of MCH Programs (AMCHP) and WCHPC). Archived webinars and additional learning and implementation resources.
- Historical Resources from the MCH Digital Library (NCEMCH). This bibliography is automatically generated to pull resources from MCHLine, the MCH Library's online catalog of seminal resources, in support of NPM 6. Coming soon.
- Webinar on “Developmental Screening Alignment: National Performance Measure 6 Data and Strategies.” Please join us on July 25 from 3:30—4:30pm ET for a webinar on new data from the National Survey on Children’s Health related to Title V National Performance Measure #6 on Developmental Screening. Information from the recently published article on Prevalence and Variation of Developmental Screening and Surveillance in Early Childhood will also be shared. This webinar will include a highlight of new data, as well as strategies, resources, and state efforts to improve and promote developmental screening through Title V program activities. Register here!
- External Resources
- Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DRC): A project of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, the DRC is a national data resource providing easy access to children’s health data on a variety of important topics, including the health and well-being of children and access to quality care.
- AMCHP Resources:
- Early Childhood Developmental Screening and Title V: Building Better Systems—An Issue Brief sharing Title V Strategies and Measures on National Performance Measure 6: Developmental Screening
- Implementation Toolkit for National Performance Measure 6. This toolkit contains examples of state strategies being used to address NPM 6 in Title V programs. It focuses on (1) data collection, measurement, adn the existing landscape; (2) policy research, development, and implementation; (3) systems coordination; (4) technical assistance and training; (5) education, engagement, and resource development; and (6) other program strategies.