Help Me Grow Alaska is a system that connects children and families with the services they need, and is a program under the umbrella of the All Alaska Pediatric Partnership.
Help Me Grow Alaska is currently in the pilot phase offering services to the communities of Kodiak, the Mat-Su and Norton Sound. As the pilot progresses, we will be finalizing the expansion schedule. If you want to receive updates, please sign up for our mailing list below.
For information on Help Me Grow Alaska and for access to developmental screening, please visit the Help Me Grow Alaska website:
From the Help Me Grow National Center website....
What is Help Me Grow?
Help Me Grow is a system that connects children with the services they need.
Children at risk for developmental and behavioral problems are too often eluding early detection
Experts agree: Early detection and connection to services lead to the best outcomes for children with developmental or behavioral challenges. However, families, child health care, early care and education, and human service providers often have difficulty recognizing early signs of developmental or behavioral concerns. Even when needs are identified, finding programs designed to address those needs can be confusing and time-consuming.
Help Me Grow (HMG) is a simple solution that builds on existing resources
HMG is an efficient and effective system – with a proven track record – that assists states in identifying at-risk children, then helps families find community-based programs and services.
HMG does not provide direct services. Rather, it is a system for improving access to existing resources and services for children through age eight.
How Help Me Grow works
Help Me Grow is a system that builds collaboration across sectors, including child health care, early care and education, and family support. Through comprehensive physician and community outreach and centralized information and referral centers, families are linked with needed programs and services. Ongoing data collection and analysis helps identify gaps in and barriers to the system.