Serena Yang, MD University of California, San Francisco Fresno Medical Education Progr / School of Medicine 155 North Fresno Street San Francisco, CA 93701 Phone: (559) 499-6560 FAX: (559) 499-6561 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
California Central Valley pediatric practitioners must be competent in prevention, early detection, and management of developmental, behavioral, and psychosocial problems faced by many children in an area fraught with poverty and ethnic, cultural and language diversity.
Goals and Objectives:
Goal 1: To enhance practitioners’ understanding of psychosocial aspects of child development, disorders, and disability
Objective 1: Increase provider knowledge of psychosocial-developmental aspects of child health
Objective 2: Increase screening for psychosocial-developmental health issues at office visits
Objective 3: Increase numbers of patients whom practitioners feel they identified and managed effectively for psychosocial-developmental problems
Goal 2: To improve practitioners’ ability to distinguish between transient disturbances and serious psychiatric disorders requiring referral
Objective 1: Increase practitioner confidence in identifying and managing transient mental disturbances
Objective 2: Increase numbers of successful referrals for patients with more serious psychiatric disorders
Goal 3: To enhance collaboration between pediatric practitioners and child psychiatrists
Objective 1: Improve provider perception of collaboration between pediatric practitioners and child psychiatrists
Objective 2: Improve provider knowledge of mental health community resources
Objective 3: Improve practitioner implementation of research findings from pediatrics or child psychiatry into practice
Goal 4: To facilitate a more comprehensive, developmentally-oriented, and family-centered approach to child health supervision
Objective 1: Increase practitioners’ knowledge and practice of developmentally-oriented primary care in the context of family, culture, and community, as outlined in Bright Futures
Goal 5: To enhance practitioners’ understanding of emerging health problems and practice issues relevant to psychosocial-developmental child health
Objective 1: Increase providers’ knowledge and skills in addressing emerging health problems and practice issues related to psychosocial-developmental child health
This project implements a longitudinal curriculum that blends case-based small study group team-based learning with web-based exercises, evidence-based resources/tools, and large group educational activities. Sessions will emphasize the practical challenges faced when dealing with families’ psychosocial-developmental concerns. Our curriculum will espouse core principles of the Life Course Health Development model and evidence-based strategies of Bright Futures. Faculty from General Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, and Child Psychiatry will be study group moderators. Participants will be primarily UCSF Fresno pediatric residents, general pediatrics faculty, midlevel providers, and community pediatricians
This is a collaboration of UCSF Fresno (Dept. of Pediatrics, Dept. of Psychiatry), Fresno County Dept. of Behavioral Health, Children’s Hospital Central California, and Community Medical Centers.
Via participant self-report questionnaires, we will assess learner demographics, pre and post-test knowledge and confidence, and changes in practice. Attendance will be tracked at each session. Via annual satisfaction surveys, we will obtain feedback from learners and educators on the curricular content, educational sessions, web-based activities, and resources/tools. It is the intent to export the results and educational products to other COR programs and community stakeholders.