Oregon: The local AAP group, the Oregon Pediatric Society, provides free training to members through its Screening Tools and Referral Training (START) program. Through this program, members can receive training on basic screening tools, including the developmental, autism, and maternal depression screenings mentioned in the Bright Futures Guidelines.
Since 2008, with funding from CareOregon, Northwest Health Foundation, FamilyCare Inc., and the Autzen and Clear One Foundations, the START program has taught providers how to detect and manage developmental and behavioral health issues and how to screen for maternal depression problems. START training incorporates the medical home and team-based care model and includes pediatric primary care providers (ie, physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants), nurses, and office staff. The entire team learns about the importance of and science behind standardized screening, community resources available for children and families, and how to improve the coordination of care so that services are appropriate and effective.