Pediatric Payment Reform: Getting More Value from Pediatric Primary Care

This post is part two of a two-part guest blog series on pediatric primary care payment reform efforts in Connecticut. It was authored by Lisa Honigfeld for the Connecticut Health Foundation, an independent private foundation dedicated to achieving health equity. Visit www.cthealth.org to learn more about their work.   By: Lisa Honigfeld, PhD Many thanks to the…

Pediatric Payment Reform: Ensuring Healthy Children Become Healthy Adults

This post is part one of a two-part guest blog series on pediatric primary care payment reform efforts in Connecticut. It was authored by Lisa Honigfeld for the Connecticut Health Foundation, an independent private foundation dedicated to achieving health equity. Visit www.cthealth.org to learn more about their work.  By: Lisa Honigfeld, PhD A couple years ago,…

Time to Reframe our World View

By: Paul H. Dworkin, MD Spirited debate over immigration policy in our country and controversial comments attributed to our president regarding immigrants’ nations of origin have fueled intense concerns for the international reputation of the United States. Pundits lament a loss of global standing and prestige due to such policies and comments, as well as…

Groundbreaking Developmental Assessment Model Detailed in New Report

By: Lisa Honigfeld, PhD Mid-Level Developmental Assessment (MLDA) provides an improved way to assess developmental needs in early childhood. A new report from the Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) highlights its successes in five communities in identifying and meeting the needs of children with mild to moderate developmental and behavioral problems. Initially developed by…

Developmental Screening and Referral: a Call for Careful Reflection

By: Paul H. Dworkin, MD Each month, I have the pleasure of meeting with first-year pediatric residents who are on their Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics rotation at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. I employ a case-based approach to enhance their understanding of the process of developmental surveillance and screening and to strengthen their skills in the early detection…