Helping families, care teams and communities partner in the joyful work of promoting the early and lifelong health of children, youth and families.
The Cycle of Engagement (COE) model was initially designed in 1997 and has undergone continued development by the CAHMI to guide and catalyze CAHMI’s work to advance data driven partnerships among families, providers, health plans, and communities to:
Promoting positive health and flourishing of children, youth and families is our greatest public health need and opportunity! Trusting relationships, personalized
care, reliable and comprehensive data and ongoing engagement of families and communities is required. This is the goal of the CAHMI’s Cycle of Engagement model and tools.
a personalized, relationship-centered model of child and family care focused on building trust and customizing care based on child and family strengths, social context, needs, and priorities
a family-centered, integrated approach to screening and providing comprehensive whole-child and whole-family based services anchored to best practice evidence and guideline-based care
a measurement process for continuously updating a family-led agenda and assessing and improving the quality of care aligned with family-centered medical homes and value and team-based care
a population health strategy to learn about and use aggregate data on child and family needs and priorities and quality of care to guide and drive cross-sector collaborations to improve systems of care
Since 1997, the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) has partnered with families, providers, and experts to design, test, and make available two sets of tools that
operationalize the Cycle of Engagement model:
If you are interested in the CPK, please visit www.carepathforkids.org.
If you are interested in the EC_COE, please see below to learn more.
Early Childhood Cycle of Engagement: Your Families, Your Partners
Personalized - Family Centered --- Guideline and Evidence-Based... Flexible...
“The WVP helped me think about what’s going well with my child and family. I have a better relationship with my child’s doctor now that we focus on my
concerns and priorities. Our time together is more productive and satisfying.”
The Well Visit Planner (WVP)
A family completed pre-visit planning tool resulting in a personalized Well Visit Guide for the family and care team based on family reports on screenings, priorities, strengths and other topics aligned with Bright Futures Guidelines
for fast facts about the WVP
The Personalized Connected Encounter (PCE)
A relationship-centered encounter anchored to findings on the Well Visit Guide, providing time to create deeper connections by focusing on priorities, needs and linking to community resources and support.
for fast facts about the PCE
The Online Promoting Healthy Development Survey (Online PHDS)
A validated, family reported, post-visit assessment of the quality of well child services resulting in reports and improvement resources for care teams and providers, with feedback and resources shared with families.
for fast facts about the PHDS
*These EC_COE tools can be used together or individually, and with all or only some of the families you serve.
The COE model and tools give families a voice and drive more efficient and effective care. Care teams report:
Research on the Well Visit Planner® shows improved developmental and psychosocial screening and follow up, reduced urgent care, and increased family and provider satisfaction.
CLICK HERE for a summary of the Early Childhood Cycle of Engagement.
CLICK HERE for an overview of:
“Using the Well Visit Planner I found out more about [the child’s] home, family, and how the parent was doing than I otherwise would … we talked about topics we wouldn’t have before without the Well Visit Guide. Most parents were prioritizing
topics about their child’s development, how to parent and discipline.” - Provider
Read our two-page overview on the Early Childhood Cycle of Engagement!
See a recent national webinar on the CARE_PATH for Kids!
Watch an overview about the Well Visit Planner!
If you would like to request a demo of the Cycle of Engagement and/or would like to create a Cycle of Engagement account for your practice or organization, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and interest in using the tools. We will be in touch with information regarding how you can sign up for an account and be an early pioneer adopter of the COE model and tools.
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If you would like to request a demo of the Cycle of Engagement and/or would like to create a Cycle of Engagement account to for your practice or organization, please contact us at email@example.com with your name and interest in using the tools. We will be in touch with information regarding how you can sign up for an account and be an early pioneer adopter of the COE model and tools.
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