One goal of ECEAP is that every ECEAP child receives the annual well child exam recommended by the federal Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program. Children without access to medical care face barriers to learning, such as frequent absences or vision or hearing problems.
- In fall of 2010, at ECEAP entry, 61 percent of children arrived up-to-date on their well-child exams, a 15 percent decrease from the previous year. We do not know why this occurred. Anecdotal evidence suggests parental stress or a decrease in providers acceptance of Medicaid patients.
- By the end of the school year, 96.6 percent had medical coverage, 92.8 percent had a medical home, and 95.8 percent were up-to-date on their well-child exams.
- In 2010-11, 6.2 percent of ECEAP children required follow-up treatment based on health issues found during their 2009-10 medical exams. ECEAP providers obtain copies of medical exam results and partner with families to ensure that children receive follow-up treatment as indicated.