Screening & Prevention

The Screening and Prevention section of the Medical Home Portal provides information and resources to enable clinicians to:
  • Understand available screening tools and tests
  • Screen effectively for inborn and acquired conditions
  • Intervene appropriately when screening uncovers a problem or risk
  • Recognize the populations and identify patients at risk for preventable conditions
  • Initiate and monitor preventive interventions for at-risk patients
  • Collaborate with community agencies and other professionals in screening and prevention measures
Specific screening and prevention topics can be found by using the links in the menu bar on the left or by using the links below: The Portal's Newborn Disorders section provides information about newborn screening and 37 conditions tested by most states on newborn screening panels.
Rhode Island KIDSNET is Rhode Island Department of Health’s child health information system. KIDSNET helps keep track of children’s public health services, provides doctors with an official immunization record for entry to school, day care, camp, and college, and helps identify children who may need certain preventative health services, such as shots, lead screenings or a hearing test. KIDSNET benefits everyone by helping be sure that all children receive complete preventive healthcare to keep them well. KIDSNET information is private among families, their doctor, and other public health professionals who provide services to them. The following Rhode Island programs are affiliated with KIDSNET:
  • Newborn Screening Programs including screening for hearing, developmental risks, and inherited disease
  • Family Visiting
  • Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program
  • Childhood Immunization Program
  • Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
  • Birth Defects Program
  • Early Intervention Program
  • Child Outreach
  • Asthma
  • Cedar (Medicaid Case Management)
  • Head Start
Please click Feedback at the bottom of the page to let us know what screening and prevention issues you are most interested in so that we can prioritize them as we continue to develop new content for the Portal.


Compiler: Information compiled by Medical Home Portal authors and staff
Content Last Updated: 5/2017