The medical, behavioral health, and family navigation staff of a specialty developmental pediatric clinic in Asheville, NC worked to expand the type of services that are offered in that clinic to pediatric primary care practices in the more rural surrounding area. This was a pilot project funded by a small grant from the state developmental disabilities council. The idea was to make the services of the developmental pediatric clinic more accessible by educating the providers in the satellite clinics on management of the developmentally disabled population in primary care. Elements of the project included collaborative office rounds via video conferencing; didactic presentations to the embedded BHP’s in the satellite clinics; installation of a family navigator in one of the satellite clinics; and ongoing direct consultation on individual cases that come up in the primary care practices.
- Describe the design of the education model used to increase primary care provider confidence.
- List the key components that made the model successful.
- Identify potential target primary care practices based upon services available at the practice.
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