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Your Families, Your Partners


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The Cycle of Engagement Well Visit Planner (COE WVP) Approach to Care builds the capacity of families, communities, and pediatric primary care teams to partner in the joyful work of promoting the well-being of all children.


As part of CAHMI’s Cycle of Engagement model, the COE WVP includes:

  • Pre-visit planning to personalize care using the Well Visit Planner (WVP)
  • Within-visit engagement that optimizes time spent during Personalized, Connected Encounters (PCE), and
  • Post-visit assessment to measure and improve using the Online Promoting Healthy Development Survey (Online PHDS)

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The Well Visit Planner


A family completed pre-visit planning tool resulting in a personalized Well Visit Guide for the family and care team based on family reports on screenings, priorities, strengths and other topics aligned with Bright Futures Guidelines.



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The Personalized Connected Encounter (PCE)

A relationship-centered encounter anchored to findings on the Well Visit Guide, providing time to create deeper connections by focusing on priorities, needs and linking to community resources and support.


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The Online Promoting Healthy Development Survey (Online PHDS)


A validated, family reported, post-visit assessment of the quality of well child services resulting in reports and improvement resources for care teams and providers, with feedback and resources shared with families.


The WVP, PCE, and Online PHDS can be used together or individually, and with all or only some of the families you serve.


These COE WVP tools give families a voice and drive more efficient and effective care. Care teams report:

 Stronger partnerships with families and creating a culture of engagement.

 A streamlined process for conducting and billing for required screenings in a family-friendly way check Improvements in workflow and a stronger sense of collaboration in focusing on child and family priorities and needs.

 Using data to understand family needs and priorities to improve together as a team.

 Confidence knowing key screenings and priorities were addressed for all children and families.

 Using population-based data and quality reports to advocate for supports to meet family needs




Why the Cycle of Engagement Well Visit Planner (COE WVP) Approach to Care?

Promoting positive health and flourishing of children, youth, and families is our greatest public health need and opportunity! Trusting relationships, personalized care, reliable and comprehensive data, and ongoing engagement of families and communities is required.


Read our 2-pager, Summary of the COE WVP Approach and Tools for Child Health Professionals, for more information.


Want to Learn More?

Watch the video below for more information:


Visit the Cycle of Engagement (COE) website to request a demo of the COE account system for providers or register for a Cycle of Engagement account to enhance your early childhood services today!

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Check out the following resources to learn more about the Early Childhood Cycle of Engagement Model and the Well Visit Planner and Promoting Healthy Development Tools:

Our Journey and Commitment

The COE WVP has been a labor of love for the CAHMI. We are driven by our dedication to partner with families and care teams to meet the great need and possibilities to promote the early and lifelong health of children, families, and communities. As a part of our broader Advancing Tools and Technologies to Achieve Child Health (ATTACH) work, since 1997 the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) has partnered with families, providers, and experts at the national, state, health plan, practice, and provider levels to design, develop, and test the COE WVP approach and tools. With initial support from The Commonwealth Fund and the Health Resources and Services Administration, CAHMI has worked in close collaboration with Family Voices and leaders of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents to translate guidelines into family-friendly, actionable tools to customize and improve the quality of well child care services based on family reported assessments and priorities.

Current funding for the COE WVP comes from a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to the CAHMI at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and from the Center for the Advancement of Innovative Health Practices.