The HIF2FHIC seeks to collect vital information for decision makers and to transfer the knowledge of information in a variety of ways to achieve the widest distribution including through the internet. As an external quality review entity the HIF2FHIC seeks to identify and promote best practice service models.
Activities/Methodology:The HIF2FHIC will augment its information and referral system by utilizing GoTo Webinar, GoToMeeting, and digital media. The HIF2FHIC seeks to develop training and informative materials supporting pediatric health outcomes for a wider distribution. The HIF2FHIC will target youth themselves in developing transition materials. The HIF2FHIC will also transform itself into an external quality review entity facilitating families and self advocates to define the quality indicators that are important to them in the provision of services. The HIF2FHIC seeks to develop provider report cards and replicate the methodology across provider types.
As a result of the significant change in early intervention eligibility criteria, the Hilopa‘a F2F HIC is a proud partner on a new project with the Hawai‘i Title V Program - providing family support and developmental screening for children birth to age three, who are not eligible for early intervention services. This “follow along” program seeks to mentor families on childhood development and assist families to engage with their medical homes regarding developmental concerns and resources. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) and the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers Revised (M-CHAT-R) are distributed to families who chose to voluntarily participate in this program to help families understand child development and look for signs that may need further attention. We have received 42 referrals to date from every island in the state. A specific role for the F2F will be to measure child development progression, future eligibility for early intervention and special education, and the family’s ability to track their son’s or daughter’s developmental milestones. The overall program will also measure the rate of families who choose to be followed through Hi‘ilei Hawai‘i program and those who opt not to, once they are denied services through early intervention.
Resources are shared by the F2FHICs to help families, other family leaders and partners. While you are welcome to adapt any of the materials for your organization, we ask that you include an acknowledgement of the author/source in your adaptations and that you let the original author know of your use of the materials. Copyrighted materials may not be reproduced or adapted without the express permission of the author.
An 11-slide presentation on the partnerships at the F2F HIC in Hawaii.