Tracking Infant Progress Statewide

  • Developmental TIPS began in Nebraska in 2000
  • Developmental TIPS is one of the only statewide follow-up programs in the United States
  • Over 21,000 children have been enrolled in TIPS​
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Developmental TIPS is a developmental follow-up program coordinated through the Munroe-Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in collaboration with Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Nebraska Department of Education, and 10 area hospitals:  

Methodist Women's Hospital, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Nebraska Medicine-Bellevue, CHI Health Bergan Mercy, CHI Health Lakeside, Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Bryan Health, CHI Health St. Elizabeth, and CHI Health Good Samaritan.  

The NICU staff, with parent permission, will refer the baby to TIPS while he/she is still in the NICU.  The staff will determine if the baby's development should be monitored by questionnaires or by clinic visit.

A baby's follow-up experience will begin at 6 months (adjusted age, if premature).   In other words, 6 months after the baby’s due date and follow-up will continue until the child is three years old.  

All information regarding the child will be confidential following HIPPA guidelines.