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Larsen B, Larsen W. n.d.. Project performance: An analysis by ranks. Minneapolis, MN: [University of Minnesota, School of Public Health], Systems Development Project, 29 pp. (Quantods series no.: 2-10 (9))

Annotation: This paper presents a method of comparative composite scoring of project performance for use in the Children and Youth Program. Seven proxy indicators measuring project performance in health care delivery for comprehensive health care projects are used. By means of a transformation procedure, individual performance measures are converted into a single score measuring composite project performance. This paper is part of the documentation and assessment of the effect of P.L. 89-97, Title V. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Adolescent health programs, Child health programs, Children and Youth Projects, Evaluation methods, Federal MCH programs, Measures, Statistical analysis

Larsen B, Larsen W. n.d.. Ranking of reporting performance among Children and Youth Projects. Minneapolis, MN: [University of Minnesota, School of Public Health], Systems Development Project, 21 pp. (Quantods series no.: 2-11 (10))

Annotation: This paper is an analysis focusing on the completeness, consistency, and timeliness of reports submitted for Children and Youth Program grant continuation. This is intended as an administrative tool for identification of areas where action can be most effectively applied toward replanning, reorganizing, reallocation of resources, redirection, and modified supervision of ongoing services. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Adolescent health programs, Child health programs, Children and Youth Projects, Evaluation methods, Federal MCH programs, Measures, Reports, Statistical analysis

Healthy Teen Network and ETR Associates. n.d.. Weaving science & practice: Frequently asked questions about science-based approaches. Baltimore, MD: Healthy Teen Network, 20 pp.

Annotation: This document describes seven science-based approaches in adolescent pregnancy, HIV, and sexually transmitted infection prevention. Topics include assessment, health education and behavior change theory, logic models, science-based programs, adaptation and fidelity, characteristics of promising programs, and process and outcome evaluation. Additional topics include the benefits of using science-based approaches, ten steps for getting to outcomes, and training and technical assistance.

Contact: Healthy Teen Network, 1501 Saint Paul Street, Suite 124, Baltimore, MD 21202, Telephone: (410) 685-0410 Fax: (410) 687-0481 E-mail: info@healthyteennetwork.org Web Site: http://www.healthyteennetwork.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy prevention, Assessment, Behavior modification, HIV, Health behavior, Health education, Methods, Models, Outcome evaluation, Prevention programs, Process evaluation, Sexually transmitted diseases

Community Preventive Services Task Force. 2017. Guide to using insufficient evidence (IE) findings from the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force). Atlanta, GA: Community Preventive Services Task Force, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document for public health practitioners provides guidance on how to interpret and use insufficient evidence (IE) findings based on systematic reviews of peer-reviewed literature for intervention approaches that aim to improve behaviors, services, programs, or policies. Topics include understanding the question posed in the review, considering why the systematic review of evidence resulted in an IE finding, examining individual studies in the review, and making decisions based on the evidence. An example from the field is included. Guidance for public health funders and researchers are also available.

Contact: Community Preventive Services Task Force, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Community Guide Branch, 1600 Clifton Road, N.E., MSE69, Atlanta, GA 30329, Telephone: (404) 498-6595 E-mail: communityguide@cdc.gov Web Site: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/task-force/community-preventive-services-task-force-members Available from the website.

Keywords: Decision making, Evaluation methods, Research methodology, Research reviews

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. An evidence framework for genetic testing. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 148 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings on the evidence base for different types of genetic tests for patient management and provides recommendations to advance the development of an adequate evidence base for genetic tests to improve patient care and treatment. Contents include information about the uses of genetic testing; ethical, legal, and social implications; assessment of genetic tests; evidence; and recommendations for research and a framework for decision making related to the use of genetic tests in clinical care.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Decision making, Disease management, Evaluation methods, Genetic screening, Models, Outcome and process assessment, Patient care, Policy development, Research, Screening tests

Steuerle E, Jackson LM, eds; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Committee on Use of Economic Evidence to Inform Investments in Children, Youth, and Families. 2016. Advancing the power of economic evidence to inform investments in children, youth, and families. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 218 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a study on how to improve the use of economic evidence to inform investments in children, youth, and families. Topics include methods for economic evaluation and how current practices in the production of economic evidence could be improved. Contents include a roadmap outlining a multipronged strategy for fostering multistakeholder partnerships to address issues and for improving incentives for the use of economic evidence for various stakeholders, ranging from publishers of economic research results to program evaluators.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-309-44059-2.

Keywords: Children, Collaboration, Economics, Evaluation, Families, Methods, Models, Research, Youth

Strengthen the Evidence. 2016. Sample strategies and evidence-based or -informed strategy measures. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, 7 pp.

Annotation: This document presents sample strategies for improving maternal and child health and measures for demonstrating success. Contents are organized within the following six domains: women/maternal health, perinatal/infant health, child health and/or adolescent health, adolescent health, children and youth with special health care needs, and cross-cutting/life course. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room E4143, Baltimore, MD 21205, Telephone: (410) 502-5450 Fax: (410) 502-5831 Web Site: http://www.jhsph.edu/wchpc Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Evidence based medicine, Health promotion, Infants, MCH programs, Measures, Methods, National initiatives, Preventive health services, Program planning, Women

Herndon JB. 2016. Risk adjustment in dental quality measurement: Discussion document. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 17 pp.

Annotation: This paper for the oral health care performance measurement stakeholder community discusses considerations in the development of oral health care outcome measures. Topics include the rationale and purpose of risk adjustment, recommendations on how to identify and select potential risk adjusters, considerations in determining whether and how to risk adjust, current and future feasibility of implementing risk adjusters in dentistry, and next steps to advance implementation of risk adjustment in dentistry.

Contact: American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Fax: (312) 440-7494 E-mail: info@ada.org Web Site: http://www.ada.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dentistry, Measures, Methods, Oral health, Outcome and process assessment, Quality assurance, Risk assessment, Risk factors

John Snow, Inc. 2016. Fostering effective integration of behavioral health and primary care in Massachusetts: Year 1 report. Boston, MA: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, 39 pp.

Annotation: This report synthesizes the activities of 10 primary care and behavioral health organizations with established integration programs in Massachusetts to identify success factors, barriers, challenges, and opportunities for change. Contents include a description of grantee organizations followed by a description of findings related to how they defined success for their integration efforts, perceptions of the critical components of integrated programs, common barriers to integration, and measures used to assess programs. The evaluation framework, a list of the process and outcome data elements collected by grantees, and grantee profiles are appended.

Contact: John Snow, Inc., 44 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210-1211, Telephone: (617) 482-9485 Fax: (617) 482-0617 E-mail: jsinfo@jsi.com Web Site: http://www.jsi.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Behavior disorders, Behavior problems, Data collection, Demonstration grants, Evaluation methods, Health care delivery, Massachusetts, Measures, Mental health, Model programs, Outcome and process assessment, Primary care, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Service integration

Design Options for Home Visiting Evaluation Technical Assistance Team. 2016. Creating a continuous quality improvement plan. Arlington, VA: James Bell Associates, 13 pp. (CQI brief)

Annotation: This brief is designed to help Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting grantees develop a continuous quality improvement (CQI) plan and communicate it to others within their organization. The brief explains what the plan should cover and includes a sample outline and template for drafting a CQI plan. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: James Bell Associates, 3033 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 650, Arlington, VA 22201, Telephone: (800) 546-3230 Fax: (703) 243-3017 E-mail: info@jbassoc.com Web Site: http://www.jbassoc.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication, Diffusion of innovation, Evaluation methods, Federal grants, Home visiting, Information dissemination, Models, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Quality assurance

AcademyHealth. 2016. What tools are effective in screening for adverse childhood experiences among children?. Washington, DC: AcademyHealth, 9 pp. (Rapid evidence review)

Annotation: This document synthesizes peer-reviewed systematic reviews of measures that can be used to screen children enrolled in Medicaid for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), defined as stressful or traumatic events including abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction. Contents include the policy context, supporting evidence, and limitations. The appendices contain definitions of terms; search terms and databases used in the review; a table of selected measures including the measure name, type, ACEs, strengths, limitations, and other considerations; and systematic reviews included in the evidence review.

Contact: AcademyHealth, 1150 17th Street, N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 292-6700 Fax: (202) 292-6800 E-mail: info@academyhealth.org Web Site: http://www.academyhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Evaluation methods, Evidence based medicine, Low income groups, Measures, Medicaid, Public policy, Research reviews, Screening, Stress, Trauma

AcademyHealth. 2016. What evidence-based interventions for parents and families help mitigate adverse childhood experiences among children?. Washington, DC: AcademyHealth, 6 pp. (Rapid evidence review)

Annotation: This document synthesizes peer-reviewed systematic reviews on the effectiveness of interventions that help to mitigate parental and familial factors that may contribute to adverse childhood experiences among children. Contents include the policy context, supporting evidence, and limitations. Topics include parent education programs (conducted outside the home), home visit programs, dual treatment programs for substance abuse, and trauma-informed care. The appendices contain definitions of terms; search terms and databases used in the review; and a table that describes the systematic reviews included in the review.

Contact: AcademyHealth, 1150 17th Street, N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 292-6700 Fax: (202) 292-6800 E-mail: info@academyhealth.org Web Site: http://www.academyhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Evaluation methods, Evidence based medicine, Home visiting, Intervention, Low income groups, Medicaid, Parent education, Public policy, Research reviews, Stress, Substance abuse treatment, Trauma, Trauma care

AcademyHealth. 2016. Which adverse childhood experiences are most predictive of health care costs among adults?. Washington, DC: AcademyHealth, 6 pp. (Rapid evidence review)

Annotation: This document synthesizes peer-reviewed systematic reviews on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) associated with higher health care costs among adults. Contents include the policy context, supporting evidence, and limitations. Collectively, the studies included in the review report costs for three of 10 major ACEs: physical abuse, sexual abuse, and physical neglect. The appendices contain definitions of terms, search terms and databases used in the review, and a description of systematic reviews and relevant primary research studies included in the review.

Contact: AcademyHealth, 1150 17th Street, N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 292-6700 Fax: (202) 292-6800 E-mail: info@academyhealth.org Web Site: http://www.academyhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Child abuse, Child neglect, Child sexual abuse, Costs, Evaluation methods, Life course, Low income groups, Medicaid, Public policy, Research reviews, Stress, Trauma, Women

Schmitz CC, Cullen MJ. 2015. Evaluating interprofessional education and collaborative practice: What should I consider when selecting a measurement tool?. Minneapolis, MN: National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, 33 pp.

Annotation: This primer provides basic information about good practices and processes in interprofessional-education- and collaborative-practice-measurement instruments and use. Topics include the importance of validity, five sources of validity evidence, how much validity an evaluation tool should have, and things to consider when selecting a tool. Appendices include a glossary of measurement tools, rules of thumb when appraising validity data, common threats to validity, and information on the National Center Resource Exchange.

Contact: National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, University of Minnesota Academic Health Center, Minneapolis, MN Web Site: http://nexusipe.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Evaluation, Evaluation methods, Interdisciplinary approach, Measures

Johnson K, Gustafson D, Ewigman B, Provost L, Roper R. 2015. Using rapid-cycle research to reach goals: Awareness, assessment, adaptation, acceleration. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 61 pp.

Annotation: This document for research teams conducting health services research in primary care and other health settings, quality improvement staff in health care settings, and physicians and other providers involved in practice-based research networks provides guidance on the use of and methods for conducting rapid-cycle research. It explores the breadth of methodologies conventionally associated with quality improvement in primary care settings, discusses the appropriateness of such strategies across evaluation objectives, and provides discussions about tools to accelerate the assessment-to-adoption cycle.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website. Document Number: AHRQ Pub. No. 15-0036.

Keywords: Diffusion of innovation, Evaluation, Evaluation methods, Primary care, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Research

Child Welfare Information Gateway. 2015. Family engagement inventory. Washington, DC: Child Welfare Information Gateway, multiple items.

Annotation: This resource provides information about family engagement practices across child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, education, and early education. Contents include links to organizations, agencies, and information that support family engagement within three domains. Contents include methods, plans of action, processes, and/or policies designed to be used by frontline staff of each discipline to enhance or achieve family engagement; links to and information on selected practices and programs that are validated and supported by a documented, evaluative process as they relate to family engagement; and links to information and websites that provide additional literature about family engagement processes, methods, and programs.

Contact: Child Welfare Information Gateway, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, Children's Bureau, 1250 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Eighth Floor, Washington, DC 20024, Telephone: (800) 394-3366 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: info@childwelfare.gov Web Site: http://www.childwelfare.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Administrative policy, Child welfare, Early childhood education, Juvenile justice, Mental health, Methods, Model programs, Outcome and process assessment, Participation, Research

Public Health Informatics Institute. 2015. Toolkit for planning an EHR-based surveillance program. Decatur, GA: Public Health Informatics Institute, multiple items.

Annotation: This toolkit is an organized set of field-tested tools designed to support planning for a public health surveillance program that will rely on data from electronic health record (EHR) systems. It is organized based on public health informatics principles and methods and includes seven sections. Contents include an introduction to the purpose and tools for each step; guides that provide information to help prepare for team meetings and worksheets to facilitate planning team meetings, input, and documentation; and recommended readings for the planning coordinator and team members. Topics include making the value case, clarifying legal and policy issues, forming partnerships, analyzing clinical data and workflow, analyzing technical options, implementing data exchange, and optimizing data quality and use.

Contact: Public Health Informatics Institute, 325 Swanton Way, Decatur, GA 30030, Telephone: (866) 815-9704 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (800) 765-7520 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.phii.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Data analysis, Data sources, Decision making, Group processes, Medical records, Methods, Online systems, Population surveillance, Program planning, Teamwork

Borrud L, Chiappa MM, Burt VL, Gahche J, Zipf G, Dohrmann SM, Johnson CL. 2014. National health and nutrition examination survey: National youth fitness survey plan, operations, and analysis, 2012. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 16 pp. (Vital and health statistics; Series 2, Data evaluation and methods research; no. 163)

Annotation: The report provides information about the plan, operations, and analysis of the first national-level survey to estimate the physical activity and fitness levels of children and adolescents ages 3-15 in the United States. Contents include information on the planning and sample design; ethical, privacy, and confidentiality considerations; field operations; mobile examination center operations; a report of findings and remuneration; and data release and analytic guidelines.

Contact: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 5419, Hyattsville, MD 20782, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (301) 458-4020 E-mail: nchsquery@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs Available from the website. Document Number: DHHS Pub. No. 2014–1363.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Confidentiality, Data analysis, Data collection, Evaluation methods, National surveys, Physical activity, Physical fitness, Research design

Kaiser Permanente. 2014. [Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation] SBAR toolkit. Oakland, CA: Kaiser Permanente, multiple items.

Annotation: This resource describes SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation), a technique for communicating information in health care settings. SBAR is a method for standardizing communication that helps align parties’ expectations of what is to be communicated and how communication is structured. Links to a communication tool, scenarios, lesson plans, and tips for using SBAR are included.

Contact: Institute for Healthcare Improvement , 20 University Road, Seventh Floor , Cambridge , MA 02138, Telephone: (617) 301-4800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 787-0831 Fax: (617) 301-4830 E-mail: info@ihi.org Web Site: http://www.ihi.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication, Health care delivery, Methods, Resources for professionals

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of the Associate Director for Policy. 2014. Using evaluation to inform CDC's policy process. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 22 pp.

Annotation: This document for public health professionals provides information on using evaluation to inform the policy process. Topics include identifying where you are in the policy process and focusing on evaluation, using logic models to describe policy efforts, gathering credible evidence, justifying conclusions, ensuring use of findings and sharing lessons learned, and using evaluation to inform the specific domains of the policy process. Examples are included.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Evaluation methods, Federal agencies, Health policy, Models, Policy development, Process evaluation, Public health

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.