Strategic Plan

Strategy 2.1

Develop localized comprehensive resource and referral networks that meet community-specific needs to drive quality referrals, coordinate care, and ease navigation for families.

2.1.1   Create the opportunity for providers and families to access information about the available resources in their community. This could include a community-specific and/or statewide centralized access point and resource guide.
Local individual or small group champions.Statewide and community-level partnerships.

2.1.2   Establish a network of providers at the community level who refer families to services, communicate capacity and referral outcomes, and strengthen overall community partnerships and collaboration.
Local individual or small group champions.Statewide and community-level partnerships.

2.1.3   Use evidence-based, standardized screenings such as the Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) and the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale to identify need and connect families to the right services as early as possible.
State agency led tactic.Local individual or small group champions.Statewide and community-level partnerships.

2.1.4   Offer families with newborns a developmental screening passport to track development and support communication between them and providers.
State agency led tactic.Local individual or small group champions.Statewide and community-level partnerships.

2.1.5   Emphasize care coordination46 that identifies and aligns with family needs and preferences across providers and settings.
Statewide and community-level partnerships.