Well-child visits (WCVs) are the cornerstone of pediatric preventative care. Attendance at these visits may prevent illness, reduce adverse side-effects associated with some conditions, and improve health behaviors. Despite this fact, many patients are still missing routine visits, particularly in lower income communities across the United States, like Rutland, VT. The goal of this project is to implement the creation of parent educational handouts distributed at routine visits at CHCRR Family Practice in Rutland, VT, to provide anticipatory guidance and improve attendance of pediatric well visits from birth to 5 years old.
Community Health Rutland (CHCRR)
preventative care, pediatrics, well child visits, rutland, vermont, patient education
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Dawson, Christina A., "What To Expect: Patient Education to Improve Follow-up for Well Child Visits in Rutland, VT" (2019). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 483.