About Child Health Notes
The Medical Home Partnerships Project is no longer producing Child Health Notes (CHNs) due to a change in project focus. We have left this page up in case communities find the content helpful in current work.
CHNs are brief newsletters, written by pediatric experts at the University of Washington in collaboration with content area specialists and community partners.
The newsletters were provided as a resource for communities to distribute to local primary care providers and others to support the early identification and comprehensive, coordinated care of children and youth with special health care needs. Communities adapted each issue to include contact information for key local community resources for children with special needs, such as public health, early intervention, schools and family support.
Child Health Notes are available:
1) As templates in Microsoft Word format to which communities then add local resource information. Instructions are provided for completing each CHN if needed.
2) If you are only interested in reading the topic specific content, please read the generic PDF version of the CHNs below (only for some CHNs)
Tools and Resources for Office Practice
Child Health Notes
|Decision Tree: Child with Special Needs Referral Process Option 1 Option 2||Docs||12/16
|First Steps Program (PDF version)||Docs||10/17|
|Formula for Full-Term Infants (PDF version)||Docs||1/15|
|Special Education – The Key Things to Know (State PDF version)||Docs||7/19|
|Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for Infants and Children (State PDF Version)||Docs||10/19|
|WithinReach Resource Finder: Help for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Special Health Care Needs and Their Families||Docs||10/15|
Screening and Anticipatory Guidance
Special Health Concerns
Child Health Notes
|Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) (Generic PDF version)Kitsap version of ACES CHN, adapted with permission by Kitsap County Medical Home Team and KitsapStrong||Docs||3/16|
|Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (WA State PDF Version)||Docs||12/17
|Health Management of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Co-Occurring Gastrointestinal Problems and Sleep Disorders||Docs||5/20|
|Late and Moderate Preterm Infants: Best Practices for a Population at Risk (Generic PDF version)||Docs||10/18|
|Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (Generic PDF version)||Docs||7/18|
|Speech Disfluency and Stuttering in Early Childhood||Docs||3/17|
|What Is Autism Now? The New DSM-5 Definition (Generic PDF version)||Docs||7/15|
|What’s new in Down syndrome? Information for counseling parents (Generic PDF version)||Docs||7/17|
We have archived CHN Topics for Child Health Notes .These older issues will have outdated links and may have outdated didactic information.
For more information about Child Health Notes, please contact:
Sophie Lu, MN, PPCNP-BC, ARNP firstname.lastname@example.org