CenteringParenting Recognized as Innovative Pediatric Intervention in New Report from The Center for the Study of Social Policy []


By Vandana Devgan, Centering Healthcare Institute, November 15, 2019

Centering Healthcare Institute (CHI) is honored to share that its pediatric group care model CenteringParenting®, has been recognized by The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) as an innovative pediatric intervention in its latest study. "Fostering Social and Emotional Health: Common Threads to Transform Everyday Practice and System" , released as part of the Pediatrics Supporting Parents (PSP) initiative, shares learnings from a qualitative program analysis on common practices used by pediatric primary care clinics implementing a variety of evidence-supported programs to promote social and emotional development of young children and the parent-child relationship. CenteringParenting is studied and reviewed as one of the 13 interventions that helped inform the findings of the study.

“CenteringParenting transforms the way pediatric primary care is delivered, by empowering patients with agency, strengthening patient-provider relationships and building communities of support,” says Angie Truesdale, CEO of CHI. “It is encouraging to see the growing evidence base on our pediatric group care model point to the positive impact Centering can have on improving health outcomes in early childhood, supporting healthy parent-child interactions and increasing parental behaviors that lead to positive life outcomes for children.”

Highlighted as an intervention that changes the way families experience care, the report features the CenteringParenting model of group well-child visits, for its unique ability to help create opportunities for families to connect with other families. The format of the model allows for families to build deep social connections with one another and the care team, learn from shared experiences about child development, parenting and self-care thereby contributing to nurture parents’ competence and confidence. 

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