In this one-hour webinar, Lyle Fagnan, MD, presents the results of a pilot study to assess the use of a standardized process, including validated instruments, to screen children for developmental and psychosocial risks at family medicine practices in rural areas. The study was conducted by the Oregon Rural Practice-Based Research Network. Background information on practice-based research networks are presented.

This webinar is part of the Maternal and Child Public Health webinar series.

Intended Audience

State public health personnel working with mothers, women, children and youth, and families in Region 10, US Department of Health Services.


Lyle Fagnan, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Oregon Medical School. He joined the Department of Family Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in 1993. LJ maintains an active family medicine practice and he was named as the “Family Doctor of the Year” by the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians in 2005. In 2002, LJ became the director of the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN).


The Maternal and Child Public Health webinar series provides up-to-date information on topics related to Title V maternal and child health (MCH) national performance measures. A performance measure describes a specific need that, when successfully addressed, leads to better health outcomes. As part of the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant, all state MCH agencies are required to report on their progress toward achieving the targets they set for these 18 national performance measures.

The series is supported by the Maternal and Child Public Health Leadership Training Program with a grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration. The program provides interdisciplinary, graduate-level training in maternal and child public health epidemiology and practice, including applied research, program planning and management, policy development, and advocacy.


Screenshot of webinar slides.
Air Date: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT
Behavioral & Mental Health
Maternal and Child Health
Vulnerable Populations & Health Disparities
1 hour
Maternal and Child Public Health
Competency Domains: 
Analytical/Assessment Skills
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
Cultural Competency Skills
Financial Planning and Management Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills