February 2023 Newsletter
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Docs for Tots works with doctors and other partners to bring attention to the unique potential of the early childhood medical home. The medical home is high quality, comprehensive health care for children that is family centered, accessible and coordinated.
As a doctor, you may be the most trusted professional a family sees. When check-ups and prenatal visits take place in a fully realized medical home, these visits are an opportunity to provide a full range of supports to young children their and families.
A key component of the early childhood medical home is care coordination across a number of systems. In addition to traditional health promotion and prevention activities you can ensure that you are creating an early childhood medical home in your practice by addressing:
As a doctor you are uniquely poised to:
Model Programs to Bring to Your Practice:
Organizations with Resources for the Families You Serve:
Resources to Support Investments in Early Childhood:
Harvard Center for the Developing Child
See How Your State is Addressing the Needs of the Young Children
What happens during the first months and years of life sets either a sturdy or a fragile stage for what follows.