Screening Technical Assistance & Resource (STAR) Center

​The Screening Technical Assistance & Resource Center (STAR Center) is a core component of the Screening in Practices Initiative, which seeks to improve the health, wellness, and development of children through practice and system-based interventions to increase rates of early childhood screening, counseling, referral, and follow-up for developmental milestonesmaternal depression, and social determinants of health. Funded by a grant from The JPB Foundation, the Initiative is working toward a system of care in which every child receives the screening, referral, and follow-up needed to foster healthy development.

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Milestones Matter: Don’t Underestimate Developmental Surveillance

The AAP offers a FREE online PediaLink course that highlights the importance of developmental surveillance as an essential component of the new recommendations in the clinical report titled, “Promoting Optimal Development: Identifying Infants and Young Children with Developmental Disorders Through Developmental Surveillance and Screening.”  This course will help pediatricians recognize the value of early identification and intervention when developmental delays are suspected, and to identify the key surveillance and screening steps to incorporate into practice. Participants are eligible for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and 1 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 points.

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