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Wraparound Care Coordination for Part C Children

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Project Number: R40 MC 05473-04
Grantee: University of Colorado at Denver Health Sciences Center
Department/Center: JFK Partners
Project Date: 09/01/2005

Final Report

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Principal Investigator

Steven Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
4200 East Ninth Avenue, Box C221
Denver, CO  80262
Phone: (303) 315-0178


  • Perinatal/Infancy (0-12 months)
  • Toddlerhood (13-35 months)


Care coordination is recognized as an essential component of services for children with special health care needs (CSHCN). CSHCN who participate in Part C early intervention services include children with families with complex health, developmental and family needs who would benefit from effective care coordination. This demonstration project will provide the Wraparound Care Coordination (WCC) to families with Part C eligible children, where families or children require high levels of care coordination. WCC uses a team-based planning and high intensity care coordination process that ensures children and their families receive individualized, community-based services and natural products. WCC facilitators will work with families to develop and implement service plans that address the priorities and needs of both parents and children. To make certain that the Wraparound services provided to families are faithful to WCC, facilitators will be trained in the Wraparound process through the use of manualized training and ongoing consultation. The evaluation of WCC will employ random assignment of families to intervention and comparison groups. Families in the intervention group will be provided WCC; families in the comparison group will receive standard Part C service coordination. The evaluation will assess child and family outcomes, including child developmental progress, family resources, parent stressors, satisfaction with services and service utilization.


Listed is descending order by year published.

Rosenberg SA, Ellison MC, Fast B, et al. Computing theoretical rates of part C eligibility based on developmental delays. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2013 Feb;17(2):384-90.

Rosenberg SA, Robinson CC, Shaw EF, Ellison MC. Part C early intervention for infants and toddlers: percentage eligible versus served. Pediatrics. 2013 Jan;131(1):38-46. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-1662. Epub 2012 Dec 24. PubMed PMID: 23266922.

Rosenberg S, Smith E. Rates of Part C eligibility for young children investigated by child welfare. Topics Early Child Spec Educ. 2008 Aug;28(2):68-74.

Rosenberg SA., Zhang D, Robinson CC. Prevalence of developmental delays and participation in early intervention services for young children. Pediatrics. 2008 Jun;121(6):e1503-9. Epub 2008 May 26.


Special Health Care Needs, Coordination of Services, Early Intervention

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