Below you will find a variety of resources related to coordinating care between early intervention and the primary care medical home. Resources include online modules, American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statements, and additional supplemental reading materials.
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American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statements
Coordinating Care Between Early Intervention and the Primary Care Medical Home: National Training
Coordinating Care Between Early Intervention and the Primary Care Medical Home was developed by a collaborative project of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Advocate Health Care's Healthy Steps Program, Illinois Early Intervention Bureau, and Illinois Early Intervention Training Program. This resource is intended for a national audience of Early Interventionists, especially those that work with the Individuals with Disabilities Act, Part C -and provide services for infants and toddlers.
This resource includes two 20 minute modules (Part 1 and Part 2). The goals of which are to improve the delivery and financing of preventive health and developmental services for children birth to three and to build on existing programs to develop a range of strategies for primary care settings.
Part One - Part One objectives are to understand the "medical home" concept, to understand the role and practice environment of primary care providers (or PCPs), and to identify challenges PCPs face in working with the EI system.
Part Two - Part Two will summarize the focus of Early Intervention and primary care which may help build on the objective to identify challenges PCPs face with EI Systems that was introduced in Part One. This module will also provide information on the remaining two objectives which are to learn about complementary training provided to PCPs and take steps to facilitate communication and care coordination with PCPs.
Clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics October 2013, VOLUME 132 / ISSUE 4 regarding the roles and models of best practices and outcomes for collaboration between the medical home, Part C and EI.
The Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has a variety of resources for Primary Care Providers and Early Interventionists. For example, "Resources for Primary Care Providers" include Practice Resources, Condition Management, Medical Home Links, and Events and Training.
Illinois Specific Referral Source Resources
The ICAAP has resources on Coordinating Care Trainings including a variety of online trainings through EITP available for registration at https://go.illinois.edu/EITPonline, such as the following:
- Coordinating Care Between Early Intervention and the Primary Care Medical Home: A Statewide Training (intended for Illinois Early Interventionist) - will retired June 30, 2018
- Completing the Fax Back Referral Form (intended for EI Staff) - retired April 2018; updated version coming in Fall 2018 once the form updates are published by IDHS
- The Standardized Referral Form (intended for EI Staff) - retired April 2018; updated version coming in Fall 2018 once the form updates are published by IDHS
The Importance and Outcomes of Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and their Families
The Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities Program (Part C) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was created in 1986 to enhance the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities, minimize potential developmental delay, and reduce educational costs to our society by minimizing the need for special education services as children with disabilities reach school age. These fact sheets provide brief overviews of the Part C program and facts from the research on early brain development, the importance of intervening early, the outcomes of early intervention, and current unmet needs. They are meant to be used as a tool to communicate with policymakers, pediatricians, families, and community leaders about the importance of high quality services for infants and toddlers with or at-risk for developmental delays and their families. ECTA Center (formerly NECTAC), (July 2011)
The Importance of Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and their Families (pdf) This article provides information on why early intervention is important, why services are essential, and what the unmet needs are.
The Outcomes of Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and their Families (pdf) This article provides information on the partnership that is necessary to support child outcomes (including overall developmental gains) and family outcomes which include parenting skills, confidence, responsiveness, and a positive outlook.