• Research Projects

    Current research projects in the CHECK Foster Care Clinic:

    Development of a patient registry to track outcomes for children in foster care

    • Developing a centralized and easily accessible database to track the healthcare delivered to youth in foster care

    Infection Disease Screening in Children in Foster Care

    • Tracking screening and results of infectious diseases in children entering foster care

    Developmental Screening and Outcomes in Children in Foster Care

    • In collaboration with Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, pilot program studies the utility of developmental screening in children in foster care as well as evaluates the process of developmental screens and evaluations, referrals to appropriate resources, and time to service delivery.  

    Optimizing medical care for youth aging out of Foster Care

    • In collaboration with Transitional Medicine, evaluating the current medical care for children aging out of foster care and comparing outcomes and costs with novel specialized multidisciplinary approaches

    Foster Care Parent and Youth in Foster Care Experiences with Medical Care

    • Evaluating interviews performed with foster parents and youth in foster care to determine the barriers for medical care for youth in foster care

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth in Foster Care: an epidemiologic study

    • Looking at representation of LGBT youth in foster care and tracking outcomes
  • The CHECK Foster Care Clinic conducts research to help improve life for foster children.