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Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems CoIIN Resources

When the NICHQ-led Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems CoIIN met in July 2018, participants shared lessons learned and heard from experts in the field. Below, we have provided resources from the conference, including on-site videos of two powerful panel presentations and a compilation of popular resources.

Panel: Connecting Policy at the Federal, State, and Community Levels

Featuring: Indiana and Louisiana Impact Grantee teams

Live video from a panel presentation facilitated by ZERO TO THREE:

  • Early childhood policy and the interrelationship between policies at the federal, state, and community levels.
  • Possible strategies states and local communities have used to impact policy changes or development through their ECCS CoIIN efforts.

View the slides here.

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Panel: Family Partners in ECCS CoIIN

Featuring: New Jersey Impact Grantee & Place-based Community family partners

Live video from a panel presentation on engaging and empowering parents and others with lived experiences to support early childhood initiatives.

"Many communities have a plethora of services for young children and their families; what is needed is a strategy to bring these services together so they work better – mapping what services exist, establishing seamless referral pathways and feedback loops, making sure that all the service providers are aware of them, using local data as a baseline and an outcome, and encouraging evidence-informed interventions."

Professor Frank Oberklaid, OAM, MD, FRACP, DCH
Foundation Director, Centre for Community Child Health
Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne/
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Slide Set: Reducing Fragmentation, Improving Coordination: Developing a Framework and a Plan

Slides from a popular panel featuring ECCS CoIIN expert team member, Frank Oberklaid, OAM, MD, FRACP, DCH.

Slides included cover:

  • The rationale for why improved coordination of services and programs is critical to improved outcomes, and provide real case scenarios
  • A generic framework that can be applied to various community settings, emphasizing the use of data, stakeholder consultation and resource mapping
  • Strategies to address and overcome possible barriers and ensure sustainability

View Slides

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Resources from the Coordinating Center

Telling Your Story is Powerful: a resource for engaging parent partners

Motivational Interviewing for Developmental Promotion: a slide set on the basic principles of using motivational interviewing as a powerful tool to drive change

Join the Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model listserv: The InCK Model aims to reduce expenditures and improve the quality of care for children covered by Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through prevention, early identification, and treatment of behavioral and physical health needs 

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The Collaboratory is a virtual place where ECCS CoIIN participants and stakeholders can share ideas and best practices, ask questions, and uncover useful tips to advance their change efforts. With an "all teach, all learn" and "steal shamelessly" philosophy, NICHQ is opening up the Collaboratory to anyone working to enhance early childhood systems.

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UH3MC30335, Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems, $5,448,239 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.