Community Service and Advocacy

The Faculty and Staff of Developmental Medicine adhere to The Improving Chronic Care Model that recognizes that clinical and functional outcomes are optimized when the health system collaborates with community resources. Below is a list of on-going collaborations between our section and community services and agencies:

Watch Me Grow

This ambitious project in San Mateo County seeks to improve the availability of screening for child development and family functioning and integrate services for children birth through 5 years of age.


CPQCC/CCS HRIF Quality of Care Initiative

This initiative is a collaboration between the Division of Neonatal & Developmental Medicine and California Children's Services, a Title V organization. It represents a quality improvement project, designed to maximize the neurodevelopmental outcomes of California’s high-risk infants by age 3 years.


California Maternal Child Health Learning Collaborative

This collaborative combines the 11 programs in California that are funded by the maternal & child health bureau, including the four fellowships in developmental-behavioral pediatrics, nutrition programs, and graduate public health programs among others. We come together to help the State's Title V children’s services to provide a good system of care for children in California.

Abilities United

Abilities United is a community-based organization that provides services to individuals with disabilities from infancy through adulthood. Abilities United acts as a community site where residents can go to learn about service delivery for individuals with disabilities. Faculty and Abilities United board members have assisted in education for undergraduates and community partners.