Screening & Prevention

How to Use this Section

This topic 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
The Portal's Newborn Disorders section provides information about newborn screening and conditions tested by most states on newborn screening panels.

Rhode Island KIDSNET

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

Authors & Reviewers

Initial publication: November 2007; last update/revision: February 2023
Current Authors and Reviewers:
Author: Medical Home Team
Authoring history
2021: first version: Dale-Marie Herring, MAA
AAuthor; CAContributing Author; SASenior Author; RReviewer