“PREVENTIVE” HEALTH CARE. Keeps Kids Healthy!. What is Preventive Healthcare?.
Keeps Kids Healthy!
“Going to a health care provider on a regular basis when you are well in order to identify early or prevent problems and also to promote health by providing information on safety, nutrition, exercise, emotional health, physical health, etc.”
(well child care)
Children eligible in 2008
MN – 410,610
EPSDT established in 1967 as preventive component of Medicaid
MN DHS responsibility to oversee all counties
SLCPHHS (as part of a 4 county CHB) has an administrative contract with MN DHS
Prevent disease and detect treatable condition EARLY to avoid further serious health problems and more costly health services for children at higher risk than the general pediatric population.
Keep Kids Healthier & Keeps healthcare costs down.
Uses Public Health Model ~ Primary Prevention
First longitudinal study on physiological effects of poverty in young children
The longer 13-year-olds live in poverty, the less efficient their bodies become in handling environmental demands.
Kids in poverty have a steeper life trajectory of premature health problems than other kids, regardless of their socioeconomic status in adulthood.
Populations of Color and American Indians continue to experience poorer health and disproportionately higher rates of illness and death in MN despite the health of the state.
Populations of Color in Minnesota – Health Status Report
Update Summary, Spring 2007
Center for Health Statistics, MDH
recommended for all children
2) Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI)-recommended for children covered by private insurance
recommended for children under 21
on MA/MNCare (established for kids
at higher risk than general pediatric
Complete unclothed physical exam
Developmental and Social-Emotional evaluation
Vision & Hearing Screening
Oral Exam and verbal Dental Referral