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Education and Training

Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc. (HSCSN) strives to provide up-to-date clinical information to ensure providers can maintain their knowledge and skills, and the clinical outcomes for their patients.

Training

  • Clinical Practice Guidelines
    HSCSN has adopted the following clinical practice guidelines, standards and schedules to ensure the best and most current quality of care is provided to enrollees.
  • HealthCheck Provider Curriculum
    The District of Columbia Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF) in partnership with Georgetown University has developed the free, online HealthCheck Provider Education System for providers who offer well-child care for all children and young adults up to 21 years of age who are living in DC and are covered under Medicaid.
  • Fluoride Varnish Training
    Provides medical providers and other health providers with knowledge needed to reduce the incidence of dental caries among children ages 3 and under and to contribute to the establishment of a dental home.
  • Mental Health Training and Resources 
    Provides medical providers with information about developmental and behavioral issues in children, including a screening service and assessment component of the health supervision section of HealthCheck visits. Providers can also access local resources to help manage the mental health concerns of patients and their families.

Continuing Medical Education

HSCSN's online Continuing Medical Education (CME) portal offers the following courses:

  • A Fresh Look at Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Discusses common co-morbid conditions, current DSM-V criteria and early differential diagnosis of ASD and understand indicators for youth of applied behavioral analysis treatment.
  • Health Care Transition for Adolescents and Young Adults
    Reviews quality improvement strategies, tools, and resources used by pediatric, family medicine and internal medicine practices participating in the DC Transition Learning Collaborative and how to implement them in your practice.