Communities Coordinating for Healthy Development. General Introduction. CCHD was developed as part of Minnesota’s Assuring Better Child Health and Development III (ABCD III) project, directed by the National Academy for State Health Policy, supported by the Commonwealth Fund.
CCHD was developed as part of Minnesota’s Assuring Better Child Health and Development III (ABCD III) project, directed by the National Academy for State Health Policy, supported by the Commonwealth Fund.
Partners include Minnesota’s Department of Human Services, Department of Health, Department of Education, and the Minnesota Child Health Improvement Partnership (MNCHIP).
The goal of the CCHD project is to create and institutionalize a feedback communication loop between clinical providers and early intervention and preschool special education providers to benefit children with developmental delays or socio/emotional or behavioral health concerns.
CCHD teams meet together to create an effective referral feedback loop that connects clinics and school districts and often other key partners.
As they meet, they develop relationships they learn about each others programs and help families better access and understand how the community comes together to serve children.
Here is a sample of the type of feedback loop they may develop…
Results sent back to clinic via referral feedback communication form
Referral prompted by elevated screening score or concern
Clinical Staff Care Coordinator
Early Intervention or Preschool Special Education Program
Interagency referral and communication and consent forms sent to early intervention or preschool special education program
State Help Me Grow System
If district is unknown, or if the online system is preferred, make a referral to the State Help Me Grow through website or phone, to be forwarded to the appropriate local early intervention or preschool special education program
“The relationships we’ve made between our clinic and the school district have helped us support the families we serve.”
“It’s really shown us how the clinic keeps my child at the center of their work.”
Parent Team Member
The CCHD website has sample referral communication forms, examples of work flow diagrams, and links to many resources to support the project.
You can also email CCHD.Info@state.mn.us
Funded by a grant from The Commonwealth Fund and supported by the National Academy for State Health Policy
Created in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Health.