Technical Assistance for Pediatric Practices

Since 2014, Docs for Tots has been working with pediatric providers to sustainably implement standardized screening tools into practice via technical assistance using a quality improvement approach. Practices participating in Docs for Tots’ screening improvement projects have successfully maintained screening implementation at an
average of 95%.You will find our Developmental Tool Kit, and other resources for families and providers on our website.

Docs for Tots is pleased to now offer this technical assistance to medical practices across the country who are looking to implement or improve their processes for the following:

  • Developmental screening – participating physicians accredited through the American Board of Pediatrics or the American Board of Family Medicine can also receive Maintenance of Certification credit
  • Maternal depression screening
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) screening

Docs for Tots can work with your practice in-person and/or virtually for approximately 6 months. During that time period we will provide content expertise, partner with you to learn how your site functions, identify areas of opportunity, develop a screening process that can be shared across staff, and overcome barriers that arise. Your site will benefit from adaptable materials for staff and patients, assistance with adapting electronic medical records, establishing referral protocols, and education around quality improvement methodology that can be utilized for future work.

Docs for Tots staff has presented at the following national and regional conferences about our screening initiatives, learning collaboratives, and technical assistance programs:

For more a free consultation, or more information about our reasonably priced Technical Assistance packages, please contact Docs for Tots Director of Programs Melissa Passarelli.

“Technical assistance from Docs for Tots helps us keep on track with [developmental, ACEs, and maternal depression] screening in our pediatric practice, despite our staff turnover. This helps us maintain a higher quality of care for our patients.”

– Docs for Tots Physician Partner

 


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