Screening Tools And Referral Training


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




Tuesday July 15, 2014, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

 START Behavioral Health IntegrationTraining




Wednesday July 23, 2014, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

START Adolescent Depression Screening Training




Friday August 8th 2014, 12:00pm to 2:00pm 

START Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 101 Training




August 2014, Date And Time To Be Determined

START Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 101 Training




Tuesday August 26, 2014, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

START Behavioral Health Integration Training 




Thursday August 28, 2014, 8:30am to 3:45pm

START Adolescent Heatlh (Depression Screening & SBIRT Training)




Thursday September 18, 2014, 7:00am to 9:00am

START (Basic) Developmental Health Training





Tools from Recent START Trainings

START Adolescent Health (Depression Screening & SBIRT Training)

View Slides from the Ontario Training here

View Slides from the Coos Bay Training here

View Slides from the Medford Training here


START Behavioral Health Integration

View Slides from the latest training here


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 2,322 participants, including 1,013 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 five training modules, all of which seek to increase screening, community referrals, and care coordination by linking primary care providers to local resources:

START (Basic) Developmental Health

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 Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Adolescent Health

Includes screening, treatment and management of depression in adolescents along with SBIRT training for adolescent substance use. 

Behavioral Health Integration

Training helps a practice implement practical components of surveillance, identification, and integrated care through referral.


COMING SOON : Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs)

 This training is currently in development. It will incorporate principles of Trauma-informed care.


START trainings incorporate the medical home, team-based care model and include 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.

Trainings are 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 trainings provide 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