Project overview

Screen Early. Start Strong.

KIDOS 2.0 Project

The KIDOS 2.0 project seeks to expand upon existing efforts and infrastructure in order to effectively coordinate, improve, and promote developmental health for infants and toddlers across a variety of health and early childhood support systems in Kansas. The KIDOS 2.0 project has targeted two specific communities (Geary and Montgomery Counties) to build, pilot, and strengthen their systems and coordination for developmental screenings and referrals across sectors in ways that meet the needs of both families and programs. This work is being done in tandem with a State Impact Team which utilizes the place based communities’ findings and to scale the work statewide as well as implementing policies.

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 developmental 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/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under H25MC00234 Kansas Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Impact Project, $2,068,699. 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 HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.