Practice Consultation and Training Resources

Free resource provided by Iowa EPSDT Care for Kids

The UIHC Center for Disabilities and Development’s offers practice consultation and training for health care providers on such topics as:

  • The requirements of the EPSDT health maintenance/well-child screening examination.
  • Developmental screening and selection of screening tools.
  • Identification of social-emotional risk factors in the young child including autism.
  • Adverse childhood experiences and their impact on future health.
  • Parental risk factors that may affect a child’s development.
  • Adolescent depression and substance use screening.

In office consultation is available to assist in the implementation of the recommended EPSDT health maintenance guidelines to include the screening tools: MCHAT-R/F, ASQ, ASQ-SE.

Use our Contact Us page to ask for more information about consultation and training resources.

AAP PediaLink

Online Learning Center

PediaLink: the AAP Online Learning Center provides a continuing education course online, “Promoting Early Brain and Child Development (EBCD): Building Brains, Forging Futures.” The course focuses on child development as the foundation for community and economic development, and includes lectures and learning objectives from the 2013 Peds21 Symposium.

Iowa 1st Five Initiative

Provider Video Series

The 1st Five Healthy Mental Development Initiative is a public-private partnership bridging primary care and public health services in Iowa. The 1st Five model supports health care providers in the early detection of social-emotional and developmental delays and family risk-related factors in children birth to age 5, and coordinates referrals, interventions and follow-up.

Visit the 1st Five website to find links to resources for professionals and parents, program materials and videos, and links to related information.

Online Health Provider Training Modules

Disability-related training

A series of six online videos, “Assuring Access to Quality Health Care for Persons with Disabilities,” features the perspectives of people with disabilities, family members, and health care professionals. They offer practical advice based on their years of experience with the health care system.

The videos, produced by the UI Center for Disabilities and Development, range from 7 to 38 minutes long. Topics include:

  • Providing family-centered care
  • Transition from pediatric to adult health care
  • Honoring patient diversity
  • Special considerations for dentists

Access the 6-module suite.

Three of the six online training modules have been approved for Continuing Education credits through the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine Division of Continuing Medical Education. Access the modules approved for CMEs.

Life Course Perspective, Practice, and Leadership

Free online course from UC Berkeley Public Health

The Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Life Course Perspective, Practice, & Leadership course is designed to provide an understanding of life course perspective, its practical applications, and related leadership opportunities. The life course perspective is a conceptual framework for understanding health trajectories of populations over time. The life course perspective posits that broad social, economic, and environmental factors not only shape health and contribute to health outcomes but are also the underlying causes of inequities in a wide range of maternal and child health outcomes. Learn more and enroll here.

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