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Grant Title: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program

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Project Director(s):

Douglas Vanderbilt, MD
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90027-6062
Phone: 323-361-6994
Email: dvanderbilt@chla.usc.edu

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Problem:

There is the need to train the next generation of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric (DBP) leaders to improve the system of care for a culturally/linguistically diverse population in Southern CA through direct care, teaching, advocacy and research.

Goals and Objectives:

Goal 1: Fellows as Care Providers: 1.1: Recruit and train at least 1 fellow/ year (3 racial/ethnic minorities). 1.2: Demonstrate culturally competent, family centered evaluation/treatment clinical skills. 1.3: Perform diagnostic assessments with a focus on autism spectrum disorders (ASD). 1.4: Utilize interdisciplinary team knowledge/skills. Goal 2: Fellows as Scholars: 2.1: Acquire skills in research. 2.2: Conduct research leading to presentation. 2.3: Faculty disseminate research. Goal 3: Fellows as Advocates: 3.1: Develop self-reflective leadership skills. 3.2: Complete a community-based MCH leadership project. 3.3: Complete an administrative/quality improvement project. 3.4: Provide TA to MCH professionals. 3.5: Faculty provide Title V consultations. Goal 4: Fellows as Educators: 4.1: Improve DBP presentation skills. 4.2: Utilize effective teaching of residents/medical students. 4.3: Utilize effective teaching of primary health care providers, interdisciplinary groups and community members. Goal 5: Health Provider Education: 5.1: Medical students learn DBP knowledge/skills. 5.2: Residents learn DBP knowledge/skills. 5.3: Pediatric practitioners learn DBP knowledge/skills.

Methodology:

The individualized MCH competency-based curriculum responds to the DBP Training Program objectives and supports the overall goals of clinical practice, scholarship, teaching, and advocacy. DBP fellows will be exposed 1) discipline-specific and interdisciplinary clinical settings 2) extensive clinical, seminar and leadership curriculum 3) national MCH module seminars, self-study modules, web-based training, webinars, and teleconferences. 4) engaging the CA-LEND, Autism Treatment Network and SC CTSI programs. Program responds to MCHB Strategic Plan, Life Course Perspective, Healthy People 2020 and CAAI. HP 2012 Objectives: Program addresses: Disability/Health; Maternal/Infant/Child Health; Early/Middle Childhood; Adolescent Health; Access to Health Services; Educational/ Community-Based Programs; Substance Abuse; Social Determinants; Mental Health; Vision; Hearing/Communication Disorders; Injury/Violence Prevention; Nutrition/Physical Activity.

Coordination:

We coordinate with State Councils-Early Intervention/ DD, CA Title V, CA DDS, ATN, AAP, Head Start, CA Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative, LA County Dept. Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health programs, Family Voices.

Evaluation:

Program collects formative and summative data including DBP attendance, faculty feedback in seminars, training clinic, and leadership activities and assignments, DBP Individualized Leadership Plan (ILP) portfolio, fellow/patient/community feedback

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