Challenge:

In collaboration with Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MAAP), QC worked with practices to elevate the health of children by measurably improving the screening, diagnosis, and treatment for Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with the CALM Project.

Solution:

To achieve improved care for children with ADHD, this learning collaborative focused on improving proper ADHD diagnosis and management, so that patients are assessed for ADHD using a validated instrument across multiple major settings; parents of patients diagnosed with ADHD are given an educational ADHD booklet; and patients diagnosed with ADHD are prescribed behavior therapy and/or parenting guidance.

Benefit:

Through this learning collaborative, practices had access to the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) parenting model at the Edmund N. Ervin Pediatric Center as well as Lives in the Balance tools developed by Dr. Ross Greene. As a result of the project, two online modules were developed to provide health care providers more information and tools on ADHD management that can be accessed here.


Funding for the CALM Project is provided by the Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change (IGL&C) group, which provides independent grant support to organizations for healthcare quality improvement and learning and change initiatives. The Pfizer Foundation is independent from the commercial entity, Pfizer.