PROVIDERS

HELPING YOU HELP THE FAMILIES

HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS & HELP ME GROW

Help Me Grow is a parent information line designed to connect families to information about child development and community resources. Any parent is welcome to dial 2-1-1 and ask any question they might have about child development, parenting, etc. As a healthcare provider, you work with so many families that need to be connected to various resources, not just medical resources. Help Me Grow supports you by making referrals and then following up with the families to make sure that they received help appropriate to their concerns and circumstances. We also provide parents with a developmental screening tool that helps them understand typical child development. To strengthen the relationship between you and your patient, we will always fax providers (with family’s permission) a summary of the completed developmental questionnaire, as well as any resources or services we were able to connect the family referred.

 

For more information on our partnership with pediatricians, visit http://www.alaap.org/help-me-grow-new/.

How do I refer a family to Help Me Grow Alabama?

  1. Discuss developmental screening results (ASQ-3, ASQ:SE-2, M-CHAT) and/or any concerns identified with the family
  2. Give the family HMG information and explain to the family that a HMG care coordinator will be contacting them to answer questions, discuss concerns, and connect them with information or local community resources
  3. Email or fax the following supporting documentation to regional care coordinators

Important: Help Me Grow Alabama and 2-1-1 Connects Alabama are not set up to receive medical information that requires HIPAA compliance. Please only send the information listed above to ensure the confidentiality of the family is preserved.

How does the referral process work?

Referral Process Flowchart

How can Help Me Grow benefit my medical practice?

Based on Dr. Dworkin’s vision, Help Me Grow can support you in the following ways:

  • Save you time! We stay up to date with community resources so you spend your time working with patients.
  • Follow-up with families to make sure services are utilized.
  • Benefit from additional care coordination. Help your patients navigate resources beyond the walls of your practice, and receive updates on their progress.
  • We can provide ASQ surveillance by sending patients who need to be monitored between well-child checks follow up ASQ’s and, with the permission of the client, we’ll send you the results.
  • Support your Maintenance of Certification (MOC).
  • Help your families become educated, responsible and self-reliant.

Nearly 85% of brain development occurs in the first few years of life.

Science of Early Childhood Development

Help Me Grow Alabama

Help Me Grow Alabama is a program of the Alabama Partnership for Children as an affiliate of the Help Me Grow National Network.

 

Help Me Grow Alabama is funded by the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education through the Preschool Development Grant, the Alabama Department of Human Resources, and the Alabama Department of Mental Health through a Project LAUNCH Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association.

 

Help Me Grow Alabama partners with 2-1-1 Connects Alabama for implementation in nine regions of the state.

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