State, local, community and family voices, have long advocated for the importance, value, and benefit of early and equitable access to developmental screening and referral as a tool to ensure that all children can thrive, grow, and learn. Partners will share findings from a recently completed needs assessment and share local solutions that address barriers and opportunities across various early childhood systems and programs to improve the early identification of developmental delay.
- Summarize key findings from the Colorado Needs Assessment
- Reflect on the barriers and opportunities identified by the Colorado Early Childhood Screening and Referral Policy Council
- Assess how community partners including Denver Health and Metro Area Early Intervention Programs, are addressing inequities around early identification of developmental delay
Intended audience: Health Care and Community Partners that have a role in any of the four steps of early identification of developmental delay, including but not limited to: Parent Developmental Monitoring, Developmental/Autism Screening, Referral and Support Families to Accessing Developmental Services and Supports
- Eileen Auer Bennett - Assuring Better Child Health & Development, Executive Director
- Dawn Magnusson, PT, PhD - University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Assistant Professor School of Medicine, Physical Therapy
- Kuang Oo - Denver Health, Refugee, Immigrant, and Migrant (RIM) Care Navigator
- Betsy Ruckard - Denver Health, Refugee Services Coordinator, Refugee, Immigrant, and Migrant (RIM) Navigation Program
- Michele Ebendick - Tri County Health Department, Early Childhood Wellness Coordinator
- Kristi Knuti Rodrigues, MD, MPH - Denver Health, Refugee, Immigrant, and Migrant (RIM) Navigation Program, Physician Lead
- Local Community Partners
Registration: Please click here
Questions may be directed to Christine.Cook@cuanschutz.edu.