Establish common vocabulary

Purpose: To orient members of the Community Implementation Team to common terms and acronyms used during the course of community discussions on developmental screening and referral. Glossary of Acronyms Creating a Common Vocabulary: Sample Definitions Creating a...

Assess existing community data

Purpose: To provide a listing of data sources for early childhood indicators that the Community Implementation Team may consider utilizing for shared measures. Data Sources for Early Childhood Indicators in...

Conduct scan of current screening practices

Purpose: To develop an understanding of community program and provider screening practices, so that the Community Implementation Team may gain a clear understanding of current screening practices in the community and identify unmet needs. Scan of Current Screening...

Conduct community readiness assessment

Purpose: To examine and identify the community’s capacity to implement enhancements to a comprehensive system of developmental screening and referral. Community Readiness Overview Interpreting the Results: Community Readiness Assessment Themes and Strategies Community...

Conduct SWOT analysis

Purpose: To identify and agree upon the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that influence early identification and referral in the community. Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, and Threat (SWOT) Analysis Instructions Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, and...

Identify root causes of barriers

Purpose: To identify the root causes of problems and barriers related to early identification and referral in the community. Five Whys Exercise Overview Five Whys Exercise Template: download the customizable Word...