Interventions and Treatment
Issue Brief: Critical Role of Pediatric Primary Care in Addressing ADHD
January 31, 2018 | Emily Taylor
The latest in a series of issue briefs from the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut (CHDI) focuses on the benefit of having pediatric primary care practices screen and treat children for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a national guideline on early identification and treatment of ADHD. CHDI is one of five groups working with the AAP on ways to increase providers use of the guideline. The CHDI pilot project started in 2017 includes 11 pediatric practices in Connecticut whose staff participate in a schedule of training and assessment.