CDC Report: Millions of Childern Not Receiving Developmental Screening

Early Childhood imageThis week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published a supplement that examined the use of selected clinical preventive services among infants, children, and adolescents in the United States. This supplement indicates that millions of U.S. infants, children, and adolescents did not receive key clinical preventive services, such as screening for child development. In 2007, parents of almost eight in ten (79%) children aged 10–47 months were not asked by healthcare providers to complete a formal screen for developmental delays in the past year.

Increased use of clinical preventive services could improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents and promote healthy lifestyles that will enable them to achieve their full potential.  Read the full Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report article: Use of Selected Clinical Preventive Services to Improve Health of Infants, Children, and Adolescents­­ – United States, 1999-2011