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ERIC Number: ED299769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Screening Children at Risk: The Iowa Experience.
Blackman, James A.; And Others
The monograph describes the first 5 years' operation of the Iowa Infant Follow-up Program which stresses the early detection and treatment of children at risk for developing disabling conditions. The program has six components: (1) implementing a statewide process for identifying and tracking infants and children at risk for later developmental disorders; (2) determining reliable, valid, and cost-effective methods for identifying such children and their developmental needs; (3) helping primary health care providers coordinate the service referral process for identified children and families; (4) determining training needs and providing training services for personnel serving these children; (5) collecting, storing, analyzing, and interpreting data from the program; and (6) disseminating program results to other states or regional comprehensive child health service systems. Preliminary findings indicate that the program is reaching 80% of eligible children; and that 2,600 referrals have been made. Narrative and statistical data covering demographic information, program funding, eligibility and enrollment, the screening program, referral, perinatal care, and program effectiveness are provided. Stressed is the importance of close working relationships with the state's educational programs. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Maternal and Child Health Services.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Univ. Hospital School.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa