KIDOS 2.0 Project Overview


The KIDOS 2.0 project expands existing efforts and infrastructure to coordinate, improve, and promote resources for infant and toddler developmental health across early childhood systems in Kansas. KIDOS 2.0 targets two communities (Geary and Montgomery Counties) to build, pilot, and strengthen their systems and enhance coordination of developmental screenings and referrals across sectors. This work is done in tandem with a State Impact Team, which learns from the place-based community findings to implement policies and scale the work statewide.

Goal 1: Scale Out
By increasing the number of children screened and moving towards on-target development by age three.

Goal 2: Scale Up
By implementing policies that require programs to routinely and systematically screen for children’s development and maternal depression.

Goal 3: Scale Deep
By using a Collective Impact approach and relationship-strengthening strategies at the state and county levels.

Project Management is provided by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The University of Kansas Center for Public Partnerships and Research (KU-CPPR) provides Project Coordination and Evaluation.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Impact Program grant #H25MC00234 ($410,771) to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by KDHE, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.