What is START?
START (Screening Tools and Referral Training) provides hands-on trainings for pediatric primary care providers and their staff on screening and managing children’s developmental and behavioral health issues, in accordance with AAP and Bright Futures guidelines.
We are a statewide initiative promoting quality improvement and highest standard of care and optimal health and development of children and youth in partnership with their families and communities.
All of our trainings are rooted in a public health approach to improving population health. The earlier we intervene and connect families to services, the better the outcome for children, families and society. Check out our current training modules.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) is available
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) – Part IV is available for pediatriciansCONTACT US >
START Program Manager
START Project Assistant
Chair, START Steering Committee
START Program Assistant
- Oregon Health Authority
- Addiction and Mental Health
- Public Health/Adolescent Health
- Ford Family Foundation
- Multnomah Project LAUNCH (SAMSHA)
- Autism Speaks
- Autism ACCESS (OCCYSHN)
- Portland State University
- Oregon Health & Sciences University
- United Way of Lane County
- Northwest Newborn
- Oregon Commission on Children and Families
- FamilyCare, Inc.
- Autzen Foundation
- Clear One Foundation
- NW Health Foundation
- Kelley Family Foundation
The Goals of START are to:
- Increase evidence-based, standardized health screening to identify problems early and link families to appropriate services
- Enhance provider understanding, utilization and implementation of standardized screening tools
- Educate providers and clinics in proper documentation, coding and billing of screening, as well as workflow issues
- Build physician and clinic awareness of local community resources to ensure children and families receive the services they need
- Enhance care coordination and communication for children and families