Screening Tools And Referral Training


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Please note:  Scheduled trainings are open to providers and staff of those clinics, listed specifically.

If you are interested in scheduling a training for your site, please contact START staff at 503-334-1591.

We're happy to coordinate a START training for you (& assist with registration).  Thank you!

Upcoming Training Dates


ST CHARLES (Bend) Conference Room C/D - Tuesday April 22, 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm 

START Post Partum Mood disorder Screening, Referral & Documentation Training



BAY CLINIC PEDIATRICS - Date & Time: To Be Determined

START Autism Screening Training



MEDFORD - Saturday May 17, 2014 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

START Adolescent Heatlh (Depression Screening & SBIRT Training) - REGISTER NOW!



COOS BAY - Saturday May 31, 2014 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

START Adolescent Heatlh (Depression Screening & SBIRT Training) - REGISTER NOW!



ONTARIO - Sunday June 22, 2014 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

START Adolescent Heatlh (Depression Screening & SBIRT Training) - REGISTER NOW!



BEND - DATE: To Be Determined - 8:00am to 4:00pm

START Adolescent Heatlh (Depression Screening & SBIRT Training)



OHSU FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY PROGRAM - Wednesday July 23, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

START Adolescent Depression Screening Training




Kindergarten Counts kicks off 2014 outreach campaign


Register for School by June 1 is a community wide effort in Multnomah county which encourages and supports parents to register their child for kindergarten before June 1.  To identify their child's school or to get help with other childhood issues, parents can call 2-1-1 or email



Bay Area Hospital's Continuing Medical Education announces the


June 21st, 7:30am to 5:00pm

Mill Casino:  Spruce-Fir Conference Room

View the Registration Form


START Year End Results

* START Results 2013 Report

* START Results 2012 Report

* START Results 2011 Report

* START Results 2010 Report

* START Results 2009 Report


The Oregon Pediatric Society is working to ensure that all of Oregon’s children receive the best preventive and evidence-based healthcare. Through funding from CareOregon, Northwest Health Foundation, FamilyCare Inc., and the Autzen and Clear One Foundations, the START project is teaching pediatric primary care providers how to detect and manage developmental and behavioral health issues as well as screening for maternal depression problems. Identifying problems early and linking families to appropriate services improves the health of Oregon’s children. 

Program Overview
The goals of START are to:

* Increase standardized health screening so doctors can identify children and families who need services earlier

* Increase awareness of community resources to ensure children and families receive the healthcare services they need

* Enhance care coordination and communication so that children and families receive appropriate and effective healthcare services

Program Details

Since June 2008, the START project has trained more than 2,273 participants, including 928 primary care providers, across Oregon. START is approved by the American Board of Pediatrics for Part IV Maintenance of Certification (MOC) as an established quality improvement project. Physicians can also receive Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for START training.

OPS currently offers three training modules, all of which seek to increase screening, community referrals, and care coordination by linking primary care providers to local resources:

  • START Basic training focuses on screening tools for identification of developmental delays and autism
  • Peripartum Mood Disorders training addresses screening for maternal depression
  • ASD 101 trains primary care providers in caring for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder


OPS will soon offer two new trainings, as well.


START training incorporates the medical home, team-based care model and includes pediatric primary care providers (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants), nurses and office staff. The entire team learns about the importance of and science behind standardized screening; what community resources are available for children and families; and how to improve the coordination of care so that services are appropriate and effective.

Training is tailored to each individual community. START uses physician trainers from various geographic regions who know their communities best. Because each community has different resources available for children, training includes a panel of representatives from local community agencies that serve children. START training provides a unique opportunity for primary care providers and community agencies to enhance collaboration and care for Oregon’s children.

View the Brochure
MESD Accountability Report for 2009-2010 (.pdf)

Questions about START MOC completion or your ABP Portfolio?

MOC Portfolio Instruction Guide (.pdf)


The original model for the initiative comes from the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (TNAAP)


START is a proud partner of Multnomah County Project LAUNCH!

Peg King, MA, MPH
START Program Manager