This portal was developed to provide primary care providers a central access point to accredited online learning programs as well as recommended tools and resources to be used to enhance the 18-month visit, such as the Rourke Baby Record; a resource that can be utilized to record patient development. Parents may utilize the Nipissing District Development Screen which offers a number of checklists and reference activities to track their child’s development on their own. Anyone may access the portal by using the registration mechanism readily available on the website.
Ontario’s Enhanced 18-Month Well Baby-Visit is the result of a collaborative effort between several organizations including the Ontario College of Family Physicians, McMaster University, the Offord Centre for Child Studies, the Ontario Ministries of Children and Youth Services, Health and Long-Term Care, Health Promotion, and leaders in the field of child development.
Keywords: patient resources, infant and child health, baby