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COVID-19 Resources for Pediatrics

IMPORTANT NEWS: The Educating Practices program has transitioned to Connecticut Children’s. 
The new contact for Educating Practices at Connecticut Children's is Sarina Bosco (sbosco@connecticutchildrens.org).

Immunizations - Information for Providers

The Connecticut Vaccine Program (CVP) is Connecticut’s expanded pediatric vaccination program. Learn more.

Download a "Do Not Wait - Vaccinate Your Children" flyer for parents and caregivers from the State of Connecticut in English, Spanish, French CreolePortuguese, Arabic, Dari, Polish, Pashto, Tigrinya, Swahili, and Vietnamese.

Learn more about the statewide immunization workgroup that is developing strategies to improve immunization rates during COVID-19.

Supporting Families During Well-Child and Other Visits: New Issues in the COVID-19 Environment

Educating Practices experts offer additional guidance and resources for the following topics:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Trauma
  • Home Safety
  • Parental Stress and Anxiety
  • Capacity to Support Children and Teens with Mental Health Challenges
  • Maintaining Social Relationships and Self-Care
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Re-Organizing Care Delivery

Download the slides with all of the above resources or view them below.

Pediatric Behavioral Health Crisis Referrals and Support Resources During COVID-19

  • Pediatric Behavioral Health Resources_Quick Guide.jpgDownload a printable Pediatric Behavioral Health Resources - Quick Guide. The guide includes phone numbers and websites for immediate consultation support, behavioral health crisis services, hotline numbers, referrals for care coordination, ways to find behavioral health providers, family peer supports, and additional resources for families and providers. 
  • Watch a Zoom meeting (see video below) for pediatric providers and others hosted by CHDI on Thursday, April 9th from 8:30 am - 9:45 am.  The call highlighted free referral and support resources that pediatric providers can use to help families during COVID-19.
  • View slides and materials from the Zoom call. 

Developmental Screening during COVID-19

Online Options for Screening

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that developmental screening should continue during in-person and virtual well child visits in the COVID-19 environment. As in the past, pediatricians are advised by the AAP to use a formal tool to screen for developmental risks at the 9, 18 and 24 (or 30) month well-child visits.

In Connecticut, child health providers can ensure that developmental screening is performed by linking families to the United Way 211 Child Development Infoline (CDI), where they can complete the Ages & Stages Questionnaires online and at no-cost.

  • Once completed, the CDI will contact parents/caregivers about the results, along with activities that support development for them to do with their child. If concerns are identified, connections to community services and other resources are available.
  • If parents provide your contact information when they enroll, you will also receive the results.
  • Providers can bill for reviewing the screening results from CDI.

Click here to view screening links and billing instructions.