Physician-to-Physician Outreach – Examples from Connecticut

Example 1
One pediatric provider called the Help Me Grow Connecticut office after on-site training had been completed to invite staff to a monthly pediatric community provider meeting at the local hospital. The provider believed that other practices in the community would benefit from knowing about developmental surveillance and community supports. After a brief presentation, ten practices requested on-site training.

Example 2
Another pediatrician learned about developmental surveillance and community supports during a community-based elective in the Pediatric Residency Program of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. At her invitation, community coordinators met with a large practice that she joined following her training. Her colleagues now make referrals.