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Well Visit Planner

Providers and health care organizations have a responsibility to optimize the health of their patients and their families through partnership and engagement. The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) wishes to support health care organizations and providers in their adoption of family engagement and quality family-centered health care. The CAHMI has developed the guideline-based and easy-to-use Well Visit Planner (WVP) to engage parents and partners to improve the quality of care for children.

Learn more about the WVP from this 2-page Overview and Frequently Asked Questions for Providers

Cycle of Engagement

You may choose to use the WVP with an online, parent-completed quality assessment tool, the Online Promoting Healthy Development Survey (Online PHDS) ( to complete the Cycle of Engagement (COE) for early childhood. You can also use the COE for care-coordination and care planning with the CARE_PATH for Kids (CPK) model and tools.

The COE is a model for engaging parents in an ongoing, collaborative way to learn about, measure, and improve the quality and outcomes of care for children. The COE uses a personalized and systems-integrated approach based on guidelines and best practices. The model is comprised of pre-visit planning, within-visit engagement and post-visit assessment. Learn more about the COE from this 2-page Overview.

Cycle of Engagement Model

Examples of WVP Use in Community Organizations

If you are a member of a health care or community organization, you can implement the Well Visit Planner to empower families of children between 4 months and 6 years to become partners in the care of their children.  Here are a few examples of the WVP being used at a community organization level.

  • Family Voices works with CAHMI to ensure that families of children and youth with special health needs (CYSHCN) are at the center of quality measurement and improvement. The organization has worked with diverse family leaders to provide input on materials to help promote the WVP and has created many materials to support its implementation. Click here to learn more.
  • CAHMI has in the past, worked with the Office of Head Start National Center on Health to expand the Well Visit Planner through age 6 years and has prepared materials to help Head Start and Early Head Start programs use this tool with the families they serve. Click here to learn more.
  • The CAHMI also partnered with the Help Me Grow National Center to utilize the WVP to provide support for HMG affiliate sites to engage families, communities, and child health providers in promoting children’s healthy development. Click here to learn more.
  • The WVP has also been implemented in western Mexico with a group of low-income families in 3 communities, who used the tool to learn about child development and identify their needs for group visits.

Get Started

Get oriented to use the WVP by getting this WVP Getting Started Toolkit.