Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (CYSHN)
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Birth Defects Monitoring and Analysis Program gathers data about selected birth defects diagnosed in the first year of life, estimated to affect over 2,000 babies born in Minnesota each year.
Follow Along Program (FAP) can help families track their child's development and let them know if their child is playing, talking, growing, moving, and behaving like other children the same age.
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) works to improve access to and quality of services for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. All children with a hearing loss should receive the care they need, when they need it. The EHDI program works with birth hospitals and midwives to make sure that all newborns have access to hearing screening. Newborns who do not pass their hearing screening need to see a doctor to find out if they have a hearing loss. EHDI helps to make sure this testing takes place. The EHDI program also helps families of children with hearing loss connect with educational, social, and community resources.
Care Coordination in Minnesota is an important function of the patient and family-centered medical home, and care teams can provide optimal coordination and integration of services needed by the child and family. Relationships between the health care provider, the care coordination team, and the patient and family facilitate effective information sharing, goal setting, care planning and follow-up support.
Newborn & Child Longitudinal Follow-Up builds the capacity of systems that serve families of children and youth with special health needs who are identified through newborn screening.
Transition to Adult Health Care is the process of changing from a pediatric to an adult model of health care. Transition can be challenging, particularly for children and youth with special health needs. An effective transition process should ensure continuity of developmental and age-appropriate care.
Minnesota Pediatric Mental Health Access Program is aimed at promoting consultation, training, and support to pediatric primary care and other providers so that children's mental health needs are met.