Screeners and assessments are crucial in medical, social, and behavioral settings. They can help you:
They can provide a structured way to gather information about your client’s conditions, symptoms, or challenges, enabling you to understand their unique requirements.
Apply early interventions
They can help detect potential problems at an early stage, allowing you to intervene promptly and provide appropriate treatment or support. Early intervention often leads to better outcomes and prevents conditions from worsening or becoming more challenging to manage.
They can provide valuable information that helps you develop personalized treatment. By evaluating your client’s needs, strengths, and limitations, you can tailor your approach to address specific concerns effectively.
By assessing the needs and severity of your client’s conditions, you can determine the level of care or support required. This helps allocate appropriate resources, such as staff, funding, equipment, or facilities, ensuring that resources are utilized efficiently.
By measuring changes in symptoms, behaviors, or social functioning, you can track the effectiveness of interventions or treatments. Monitoring progress helps make informed decisions about modifying the existing plans to ensure ongoing improvement and better outcomes.
Research and evaluate
The data collected can be analyzed to identify trends, patterns, or correlations. This research informs the development of evidence-based practices, interventions, and policies, leading to continuous improvement in the quality of care and support provided by your organization.
Did you know there are a number of assessments and screeners available in our Community Resource Network (CRN)? See below for a list of screeners by type.
We can also create and support customized intakes and questionnaires.
• CFSA – Colorado Family Support Assessment (V2): assesses family strengths and needs, and monitors progress towards family self-reliance and increased conditions that protect children against mistreatment
• Pediatric SDoH Screener: CRN created this screener for our Pediatric Partners as a great overall way to assess needs for families with children
• PRAPARE – Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patients’ Assets, Risks, and Experiences (tablet coming soon):
equips you to better understand and act on individuals’ social drivers of health
• PHQ9 – Patient Health Questionnaire: a brief, self-administered questionnaire that assesses depression symptoms
• EPDS – Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale: identifies women who may have postpartum depression
• GAD-7 – General Anxiety Disorder questionnaire: used for detection of depression and anxiety symptoms in various settings, including general and mental health care as well as the general population
• VI-SPDAT – Vulnerability Index Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool for Transition Aged Youth- provides the assistance required to house and support people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
• VI-SPDAT for Families: American Version 3.0
• VI-SPDAT for Single Adults
• MMSE – Mini-Mental State Examination: measures cognitive impairment in older adults
• ACE – Adverse Childhood Experience Questionnaire for Adults: screens for violence, abuse, and growing up in a family with mental health or substance use problems