ERIC Number: ED225331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
EPSDT: A How-To Guide for Educational Programs.
Leeds, Stephen, Ed.; And Others
Intended primarily for state and local health and education staff, the guide considers using the school setting as one resource in the Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Program. Chapter I introduces the EPSDT program and describes its services to Medicaid eligible children. The chapter also sets forth school health goals as well as the health needs of the school aged child. The incidence of disabilities in this population is noted, and the intervention role of EPSDT emphasized. State operation and outreach activities are considered. Chapter II focuses on school roles in EPSDT, including outreach case management, and service delivery. Procedural steps in implementing EPSDT are the concerns of Chapter III, including local level orientation, role of a steering committee, and planning. Chapter IV reviews examples of successful partnerships between local educational systems and EPSDT programs; and highlights the school's role in outreach, screening, and as full range provider. Extensive appendixes include lists of state and regional EPSDT coordinators and guidelines for interagency agreements between public health and EPSDT. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Care Financing Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.