NICHQ Manuscript on Social-Emotional Screening Published by BMJ Open Quality

June 25, 2021

BOSTON – A NICHQ-authored manuscript about integrating social-emotional screening at well-child visits was published online on June 11, 2021 by BMJ Open Quality.

"Promoting social-emotional development during the pediatric well-child visit: a demonstration project" details how a quality improvement approach increased the number of children from birth to age 3 years who received age-appropriate social-emotional developmental screens or assessments at well-child visits. Incorporating these tools at well-child visits is critical, particularly considering the potential long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

NICHQ authors include Meghan Johnson, M.Sc., Sue Butts-Dion, Meera Menon, PhD, Kelly Edwards, and Scott Berns, MD, MPH, FAAP.

Learn more about NICHQ’s project, Pediatrics Supporting Parents.

NICHQ thanks and acknowledges participating expert advisors and faculty, including Beth Dworetzky, Dennis Kuo, Dayna Long, MD, Dipesh Navsaria, Ryan Padrez, and Jane Taylor. We appreciate our partner organizations: the Center for the Study of Social Policy, Child Trends, and Family Voices - National. Shoutout to current and former NICHQ staff who contributed to the launch of the learning community, including Colleen Murphy, PhD, MA IECD, MSMOB, Kelley May, and Emily O'Donnell. We also thank the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and the Pediatrics Supporting Parents funders (The Einhorn Collaborative; J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundations; The David and Lucile Packard Foundation; W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Overdeck Family Foundation; and an anonymous individual contributor) for their vision and commitment to improving the social-emotional health of young children.


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