Conducting developmental screenings for at-risk infants, toddlers and preschoolers through Los Angeles' 211 human-services call center

The Foundation's Local Initiative Funding Partners Program is a matching grants program designed to establish partnerships between the Foundation and local grantmakers in support of innovative, community-based projects that improve health and health care for underserved and vulnerable populations.Parents who call the Los Angeles county 211 hotline regarding emergency shelter, medical resources or other information are offered a subsequent free, over-the-phone, child development screening by a trained Parenting Support Specialist. Using a validated, evidence-based developmental screening tool to survey parents of children ages birth to 8, the call center staff then follows up with the family to ensure they are connected to any needed community-based early intervention services. Lessons learned may make such screening a routine 211 service in Los Angeles and a national model.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $499,984.00

Awarded on: 6/22/2010

Time frame: 7/1/2010 - 6/30/2013

Grant Number: 67944


Information and Referral Federation of Los Angeles County (dba 211 Los Angeles County)

526 West Las Tunas Drive
San Gabriel, 91776-1111


Patricia Herrera
Project Director