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Funding Opportunity from Health Resources and Services Administration
A new funding opportunity to improve developmental outcomes among children ages 0-5 served by health centers through increased screenings and needed follow up is available from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), Early Childhood Development (ECD), for fiscal year (FY) 2023. Applications are due Friday, March 17. It makes approximately $30 million available for up to 150 awards (up to $200,000 per award).
Health centers will use funding to:
- Increase the number of children ages 0-5 who receive recommended developmental screenings.
- Increase the number of children and their families assisted with accessing appropriate follow-up services.
- Build early childhood development expertise into their care teams.
An Applicant Technical Assistance (TA) Webinar, hosted by HRSA, will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 1:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m. ET. Applicants may join by phone at 833-568-8864; Webinar ID: 160 838 9102.
Developmental Screening and Referral: Early Head Start and the Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities (Part C of IDEA)
This flyer, developed by OSEP, describes ways Early Head Start and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C early intervention programs can best collaborate to identify, screen, refer, and serve infants and toddlers suspected of having a delay or disability and their families. Federal, local and technical assistance resources are also provided.
CDC's Milestone Tracker App - Now Available in Spanish
The CDC recently made its Milestone Tracker app available in Spanish (October 2018). This free mobile app includes resources made available through the Learn the Signs Act Early program. The app has a user friendly interface and helps parents track their child's developmental progress from ages 2 months through 5 years with milestone checklists, photos, videos and reminders for appointments and developmental screenings.
Children with Heart Conditions Have Special Healthcare Needs
According to a recent study by the CDC (September 2018), children with a heart condition are more likely to have special healthcare needs than those without a heart condition. These include medication needs, physical or speech therapy, and/or treatment for developmental or behavioral challenges. The study also encourages developmental screening, so that children with heart conditions can acquire the necessary services and support.