Title: 'Using the 2012 EHDI Physician Survey to Improve the Medical Homes' Contribution to Hearing Services'
Track: 5 - Medical Home
Keyword(s): detection, pediatrics, screening, coordination, intervention
Learning Objectives:
  1. access results of the 2012 EHDI physician survey
  2. use results of the 2012 physician survey to improve pediatric care related to hearing
  3. engage child health providers in helping the state meet EHDI goals


The family centered medical home, or primary care pediatric site, plays a critical role in ensuring that children with hearing loss receive appropriate follow-up from concerns identified as part of newborn hearing screening and provides an opportunity to address hearing health in collaboration with families over time. The 2012 Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Physician Survey provides a snapshot of child health providers' 1) engagement in state EHDI systems and 2) understanding, attitudes and knowledge of EHDI guidelines. With data from 26 states, including more than 2,000 physicians, results can inform state level monitoring of medical homes' engagement in EHDI as well as highlight areas for improvement. Connecticut EHDI staff and stakeholders have used results from the 2012 EHDI Physician Survey to guide education and outreach to child health providers. This session will review the Connecticut results, compare them to national results and present messaging and educational outreach that is being conducted to improve child health providers' contribution to early detection and enrollment in intervention services, two key state EHDI goals. Following a review of Connecticut responses to the 2012 survey and state context for engaging child health providers, we will review our educational program and results from visits to more than 30 pediatric and family medicine practices. The session will end with a call for examples from other states that are using their survey results to improve medical home engagement.
Presentation: Monday_Beckham_1105_LisaHonigfeld_1516.pdf

Handouts: Handout is not Available
CART: Topical Session 1- 1516.docx
Lisa Honigfeld - Primary Presenter,POC
Child Health and Development Institute
     Credentials: Ph.D. Medical Sociologist
     Other Affiliations: Vice President for Health Initiatives, Child Health and Development Institute
      Lisa Honigfeld directs CHDI’s efforts to strengthen pediatric primary and preventive care. Her responsibilities include work designed to test innovations in child health services delivery, policy and systems. Lisa has more than 25 years of experience working in child health organizations, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford and ProHealth Physician. She serves on several statewide committees related to medical home, care for children with special health care needs, family support, pediatric training and quality improvement. Her work focuses on: care coordination, developmental screening, the interface between primary care and community and services, and expanding the capacity of pediatric primary care to address mental health issues. Lisa has a BA in sociology from the University of Massachusetts and an MA and PhD, both in sociology, from the University of Chicago. She holds a faculty appointment in Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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Brenda Balch - Co-Presenter,Author
Private Practice Pediatrician
     Credentials: Board certified pediatrician, CT AAP Chapter Champion for EHDI, Member EHDI Advisory Board
     Other Affiliations: Connecticut Children's Medical Center clinical staff
      Dr. Balch serves as the CT AAP EHDI Chapter Champion. In this role she works with the state EHDI program and child health providers across Connecticut to support the goals of early detection and intervention. Dr. Balch also is very active in efforts to provide relief to children in Haiti as well as other medical missions.

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