5065.0 Prevention and Screening in Early Childhood

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 8:30 AM
This session provides information on children's preventive services including influenza vaccination and newborn screening, including potential barriers to access. Research is also presented on screening for school readiness and mental health problems in early childhood.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss a model for screening and early intervention for children at risk of mental health problems. 2. Discuss assessment strategies for school readiness 3. Demonstrate increased awareness of newborn screening contingency planning at the national and state levels 4. Identify the potential benefits of expanding SCHIP eligibility for improving vaccination rates for influenza.
Ruth Perou, PhD

9:10 AM
Expanded SCHIP Eligibility and Influenza Vaccination Receipt among Near-Poor Children
Kimberly McKee, MPH, Byung-Kwang Yoo, MD PhD, Kelly Thevenet-Morrison, MS and Ann M. Dozier, RN, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)