The mission of the CAHMI is to promote the early and lifelong health of children, youth, and families through the translation of the science of healthy child development
and thriving into public health and health services research, policy, and practice.
How We Do Our Work
The work of the CAHMI is guided by our values: (1) equity and positive health development for all children, youth, families, and communities;
(2) child, youth, and family partnership and engagement at all levels; (3) translation of science, data, and evidence into policy and practice; (4) cross-sector collaboration and innovation to achieve culture and systems change
Early Childhood Cycle of Engagement (EC_COE): Our Journey and Commitment
The EC_COE has been a labor of love for the CAHMI. We are driven by our dedication to partner with you to meet the great need and possibilities to promote the early and lifelong health of children, families, and communities. As a part of our broader Advancing Tools and Technologies to Achieve Child Health (ATTACH) work, since 1997 the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) has partnered with families, providers, and experts at the national, state, health plan, practice, and provider levels to design, develop, and test the EC_COE model and tools. With initial support from The Commonwealth Fund and the Health Resources and Services Administration, CAHMI has worked in close collaboration with Family Voices and leaders of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents to translate guidelines into family-friendly, actionable tools to customize and improve the quality of well child care services based on family reported assessments and priorities.
The Well Visit Planner includes standardized assessments, including the Survey of Well-Being Young Children (SWYC), for which the CAHMI holds a license for use in the EC_COE. Other guideline-aligned content was designed and tested by CAHMI.
Be A Partner: Early Childhood Cycle of Engagement
CAHMI aims to continue to innovate and partner to help all children thrive! We need your partnership and support. Current funding for the Early Childhood Cycle of Engagement (EC_COE) comes from a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to the CAHMI at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and other support from the Center for the Advancement of Innovative Health Practices.
If you wish to partner or support this work please contact Christina Bethell, PhD, MBA, MPH at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Background on Research and Development
If you are interested in learning more about our research, please see some of our published work and related links below
Well Visit Planner and Personalized, Connected Encounter
Design and Quasi-Experimental Study (2008-2012)
Randomized Clinical Trial and Qualitative Study
Video Summaries and Presentations
Promoting Healthy Development Survey (PHDS)
Development and Testing
National Application of the PHDS
Relationship-Centered, Engagement-Based Roadmap
- Roadmap for Resilience: The California Surgeon General’s Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic Stress, and Health (2020)
- Bhushan D, Kotz K, McCall J, Wirtz S, Gilgoff R, Dube SR, Powers C, Olson-Morgan J, Galeste M, Patterson K, Harris L, Mills A, Bethell C, Burke Harris N, Office of the California Surgeon General. Roadmap for Resilience: The California Surgeon General’s Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic Stress, and Health. Office of the California Surgeon General, 2020. DOI: 10.48019/PEAM8812.
- See page 283 for a mention of the Well Visit Planner in the report!