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ESM 12.1 Young adult with medical complexity/family participation in transition preparation appointments (Oregon)

Measure Status: Active

Evidence Level: Emerging. Aligns with MCHbest strategy "Training/Educating Youth" (https://www.mchevidence.org/tools/strategies/12-3.php). Find other NPM 12 patient/youth-level strategies in MCHbest.

Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 4: Measuring quality of effect (% of "is anyone better off")

Service Type: Public health services and systems level of pyramid

Essential Public Health Services: 7. Assure effective and equitable health systems

Service Recipient: Activities related to systems-building

Goal: By 2025, 60% of young adults with medical complexity (YAMC) or their families enrolled in transfer of care intervention will participate in their scheduled preparation appointments.

Numerator: Number of enrolled YAMC patients/their families who participate in at least one of their preparation-to-transfer appointments.

Denominator: Number of enrolled YAMC patients/their families.

Significance: Patient/family engagement is an implementation characteristic that will affect the success of the intervention. This measure tracks patient/family engagement in the transition intervention. We are using a quality improvement framework for this work. Therefore, if patients/families are not engaging in our intervention, we will take steps to modify the intervention to increase its acceptability to the targets of the intervention.

Data Sources and Data Issues: The data source for this ESM is the Children with Medical Complexity (CMC) CoIIN project process tracking form. We established objectives at the time of block grant writing (June 2020). We are still learning how COVID-19 is affecting our partner’s ability to implement our CMC CoIIN quality improvement primary care clinical project and, as a result, may have to adjust our objectives in the future.

Year: 2020

Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100

ESM 12.1 The number of providers who address transition to adult health care in their practice (Oklahoma)

Measure Status: Active

Evidence Level: Emerging. Aligns with MCHbest strategy "Provider Training/Workforce Development" (https://www.mchevidence.org/tools/strategies/12-1.php). Find other NPM 12 provider-level strategies in MCHbest.

Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 1: Measuring quantity of effort (counts and "yes/no" activities)

Service Type: Enabling services level of pyramid

Essential Public Health Services: 7. Assure effective and equitable health systems

Service Recipient: Activities related to systems-building

Goal: Increase the number of providers who address transition to adult health care in their practice

Numerator: The number of providers who address transition to adult health care in their practice

Denominator: NA

Significance: Health care transition planning is important as all teens should receive quality health care that is appropriate for their age. Teens should not go through a period of time without a primary care provider. Losing access to primary care, even for a short time, can affect the long-term health of a teen with special health care needs. Center for Health Care Transition Improvement, Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health.

Data Sources and Data Issues: CSHCN Program, Oklahoma Department of Human Services & SoonerSuccess

Year: 2020

Unit Type: Simple Count, Unit Number: 300

ESM 12.1 Percentage of students and/or parents who indicate increased knowledge about the importance of transition after presentations. (Northern Mariana Islands)

Measure Status: Active

Evidence Level: Emerging. Aligns with MCHbest strategy "Training/Educating Youth" (https://www.mchevidence.org/tools/strategies/12-3.php). Find other NPM 12 patient/family-level strategies in MCHbest.

Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 4: Measuring quality of effect (% of "is anyone better off")

Service Type: Enabling services level of pyramid

Essential Public Health Services: 7. Assure effective and equitable health systems

Service Recipient: Activities directed to families/children/youth

Goal: The goal is to utilize school based presentations to increase awareness and knowledge regarding the importance of and process of transition into adult healthcare.

Numerator: Number of students and/or parents who indicate increased knowledge about the importance of transition after presentations.

Denominator: Number of students and/or parents who attend transition presentations.

Significance: Healthcare transition is defined by the American National Alliance to advance adolescents healthcare as the process of changing from a pediatric to an adult model of health care. This is critical for ensuring continuity of care and prioritization of key factors for health improvement. The benefits of transition include preparing the adolescent early for taking responsibility for his care by knowing his own condition, progress, medications and possible disease outcome.

Data Sources and Data Issues: A survey instrument will be utilized to collect data for report on this measure.

Year: 2020

Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100

ESM 12.1 Percentage of local MCAH programs that implement a Scope of Work objective focused on CYSHCN public health systems and services. (California)

Measure Status: Active

Evidence Level: There is limited research in the evidence base for this NPM to support this strategy.

Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 2: Measuring quality of effort (% of reach; satisfaction)

Service Type: Public health services and systems level of pyramid

Essential Public Health Services: 7. Assure effective and equitable health systems

Service Recipient: Activities related to systems-building

Goal: Developmental. Please refer to Significance box for Notes.

Numerator: Developmental. Please refer to Significance box for Notes.

Denominator: Developmental. Please refer to Significance box for Notes.

Significance: Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, development of the new local MCAH Scope of Work, which will align with the 2021-25 action plan, has been delayed. Since this objective relies on information from the Scope of Work, it will be finalized after the Scope of Work is developed and vetted with local MCAH programs. The final measure will be submitted with next year’s Title V report.

Data Sources and Data Issues: Developmental. Please refer to Significance box for Notes.

Year: 2020

Unit Type: Simple Count, Unit Number: 1

ESM 12.1 Percentage of individuals age 14 to 21 served in SHS multidisciplinary clinics that received a transition assessment. (North Dakota)

Measure Status: Active

Evidence Level: This ESM measures access to/receipt of care, thus doesn’t align with a specific evidence-based strategy. Consider developing an ESM for one of the specific strategies in your state action plan to measure performance. Check MCHbest for examples to connect to the evidence.

Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 4: Measuring quality of effect (% of "is anyone better off")

Service Type: Public health services and systems level of pyramid

Essential Public Health Services: 7. Assure effective and equitable health systems

Service Recipient: Activities related to systems-building

Goal: To increase the percent of adolescents with and without special health care needs who have received the services necessary to make transitions to adult health care.

Numerator: Number of individuals ages 14 to 21 receiving transition assessments in SHS multidisciplinary clinics annually.

Denominator: Number of individuals ages 14 to 21 served in SHS multidisciplinary clinics annually.

Significance: The transition of youth to adulthood, including the movement from a child to an adult model of healthcare, has become a priority issue nationwide as evidenced by the 2011 clinical report and algorithm developed jointly by the AAP, American Academy of Family Physicians and American College of Physicians to improve healthcare transitions for all youth and families. Poor health has the potential to impact negatively the youth and young adults’ academic and vocational outcomes. Over 90 percent of children with special health care needs now live to adulthood but are less likely than their non-disabled peers to complete high school, attend college or to be employed. Health and health care are cited as two of the major barriers to making successful transitions.

Data Sources and Data Issues: The North Dakota Department of Health. Division of Special Health Services. Utilizing State Fiscal Year Data as Reported by SHS Grantees

Year: 2020

Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100

ESM 12.1 Percentage of children with special health care needs who report the transition plans assisted them (report a change in knowledge, skills or behavior) in transitioning to adulthood. (Utah)

Measure Status: Active

Evidence Level: There is limited research in the evidence base to support this strategy.

Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 4: Measuring quality of effect (% of "is anyone better off")

Service Type: Enabling services level of pyramid

Essential Public Health Services: 7. Assure effective and equitable health systems

Service Recipient: Activities directed to families/children/youth

Goal: Increase the percentage of children with special health care needs who report the transition plans assisted them (report a change in knowledge, skills or behavior) in transitioning to adulthood.

Numerator: Number of youth and adolescents with an active transition plan who report positive outcomes on stakeholder work group survey.

Denominator: Number of youth and adolescents surveyed.

Significance: Having a transition plan is critical for services to be seamlessly transferred to adult-serving providers. There is strong, recent evidence as summarized by the literature in Jones et al. (2017) and Lemke et al. (2018) that speak to the importance of sharing the plan with youth and families and for having a transition policy within a practice: Jones, M. R., Robbins, B. W., Augustine, M., Doyle, J., Mack-Fogg, J., Jones, H., & White, P. H. (2017). Transfer from pediatric to adult endocrinology. Endocrine Practice, 23(7), 822–830. https://doi.org/10.4158/EP171753.OR. Lemke, M., Kappel, R., McCarter, R., D’Angelo, L., & Tuchman, L. K. (2018). Perceptions of health care transition care coordination in patients with chronic illness. Pediatrics, 141(5). https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2017-3168.

Data Sources and Data Issues: Stakeholder work group survey.

Year: 2020

Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100

ESM 12.1 Percent of YSHCN who receive care at the RPCs and has completed a transition readiness assessment in Puerto Rico by September 2021-2025 (Puerto Rico)

Measure Status: Active

Evidence Level: No similar strategy found in the established evidence for this NPM. See similar ESMs (https://www.mchlibrary.org/evidence/state-esms-results.php?q=readiness+assessment&NPM=12&State=&RBA_Category=&MCH_Pyramid=&Recipient=&Status=Active) for this NPM or search for other strategies or promising practices (https://www.mchevidence.org/tools/npm/12-transition.php).

Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 4: Measuring quality of effect (% of "is anyone better off")

Service Type: Enabling services level of pyramid

Essential Public Health Services: 7. Assure effective and equitable health systems

Service Recipient: Activities directed to families/children/youth

Goal: Increase the number of YSHCN who have a successful transition to an adult health care provider.

Numerator: Number of YSHCN 14 to 21 years of age receiving services at the RCPs who completed the Transition Readiness Assessment Tool.

Denominator: Number of YSHCN 14 to 21 years of age receiving services at the RCPs.

Significance: As youth get older, their ability to manage their medical needs becomes increasingly important, especially for YSHCN. The goals of a successful health care transition is to facilitate a proper process of transition from pediatric to an adult health care provider, and to improve the ability of YSHCN to manage their health care, based on their capacity to do so. The administration of the Transition Readiness Assessment Tool is the 3rd core element of the Evidence Based Got Transition Model. The purpose is to identify and discuss with youth and parent/caregiver their needs; concerns and aspirations in self-care and to jointly develop a written transition plan with goals, priorities and actions.

Data Sources and Data Issues: Data source: RPCs census. Data issues: No data issues are expected, but if issues arise, they would be discussed with the RPCs directors. When the EHR-IS is implemented, the method of data collection may be modified.

Year: 2020

Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100

ESM 12.1 Percent of YSHCN enrolled in the State CSHCN program with a transition plan in place. (Alabama)

Measure Status: Active

Evidence Level: This ESM is based on state data and measures access to/receipt of care, thus doesn’t align with a specific evidence-based strategy. Consider developing an ESM for one of the specific strategies in your state action plan to measure performance. Check MCHbest for examples to connect to the evidence.

Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 4: Measuring quality of effect (% of "is anyone better off")

Service Type: Public health services and systems level of pyramid

Essential Public Health Services: 7. Assure effective and equitable health systems

Service Recipient: Activities related to systems-building

Goal: Improve the percentage of CYSHCN ages 14-21 who receives transition services.

Numerator: The number of youth with special health care needs ages 14-21 receiving transition services.

Denominator: The total number of youth with special health care needs requiring transition services.

Significance: Based on the findings of the Title V Needs Assessment for CSHCN and ongoing challenges in Alabama.

Data Sources and Data Issues: 2011-2016 indicator data come from the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN), conducted by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2009-2010. This survey was first conducted in 2001. The same questions were used to generate this indicator for both the 2001 and the 2005-06 CSHCN survey. However, in 2009-2010 there were wording changes and additions to the questions used to generate this indicator. The data for 2009-2010 are not comparable to earlier versions of the survey. All estimates from the National Survey of CSHCN are subject to sampling variability, as well as survey design flaws, respondent classification and reporting errors, and data processing mistakes.

Year: 2020

Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100

ESM 12.1 Percent of youths with Special Health Care Need (CSHCN) enrolled in the non-medical related programs to receive services. (Marshall Islands)

Measure Status: Active

Evidence Level: Strategy and ESM aligns with priority, however it is not in direct alignment with NPM. See other ESMs for this NPM (https://www.mchlibrary.org/evidence/state-esms-results.php?q=&NPM=12&State=&RBA_Category=&MCH_Pyramid=&Recipient=&Status=Active) or find other NPM 12 patient-level strategies in MCHbest.

Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 2: Measuring quality of effort (% of reach; satisfaction)

Service Type: Enabling services level of pyramid

Essential Public Health Services: 7. Assure effective and equitable health systems

Service Recipient: Activities directed to families/children/youth

Goal: Collaborate with inter-governmental agencies, business, and non-profits to provide CHSCHN with non-medical related services.

Numerator: Number of CSHCN youth registered for non-medical related services

Denominator: Total number of CSHCN youth in the registry

Significance: By involving business representatives on the council, it is our hope that the business community will learn more about the children and youths with special health care needs and the transition program and therefore provide them with employment opportunities.

Data Sources and Data Issues: Marshall Health Information System - CSHCN Registry

Year: 2020

Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100

ESM 12.1 Percent of youth/young adults enrolled in the Department's Title V program for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) that transfer to an adult provider. (Georgia)

Measure Status: Active

Evidence Level: This ESM measures access to/receipt of care, thus doesn’t align with a specific evidence-based strategy. Consider developing an ESM for one of the specific strategies in your state action plan to measure performance. Check MCHbest for examples to connect to the evidence.

Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 4: Measuring quality of effect (% of "is anyone better off")

Service Type: Public health services and systems level of pyramid

Essential Public Health Services: 7. Assure effective and equitable health systems

Service Recipient: Activities related to systems-building

Goal: Increase the percentage of youths/young adults enrolled in the Department's Title V program for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) that transfer to an adult provider.

Numerator: Number of youths/young adults enrolled in the Department's Title V program for CYSHCN that report successful transfer to an adult provider

Denominator: Number of youths/young adults enrolled in the Department's Title V program for CYSHCN who need to transfer to an adult provider

Significance: Health care transition is an importance process of changing from a pediatric to an adult model of health care. The goal of transition is to optimize health and assist youth in reaching their full potential. To achieve this goal requires an organized transition process to support youth in acquiring independent health care skills, preparing for an adult model of care, and transferring to new providers without disruption in care.

Data Sources and Data Issues: Data Source: Children's Medical Services Quarterly Report

Year: 2020

Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100

ESM 12.1 Percent of youth with special health care needs, ages 12 to 21, who have one or more transition goals achieved on their action plan by the target completion date (Kansas)

Measure Status: Active

Evidence Level: Moderate. Aligns with MCHbest strategy 12.4 "Transition Care Coordination Services". Find other NPM 12 practice/patient-level strategies in MCHbest.

Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 4: Measuring quality of effect (% of "is anyone better off")

Service Type: Enabling services level of pyramid

Essential Public Health Services: 7. Assure effective and equitable health systems

Service Recipient: Activities directed to families/children/youth

Goal: To ensure that youth with special health care needs are better equipped to transition into adult life

Numerator: Number of youth program participants with special healthcare needs, ages 12 to 21, who have one or more transition goals achieved on their action plan by the target completion date

Denominator: Number of youth program participants with special healthcare needs, ages 12 to 21

Significance: The transition of youth to adulthood, including the movement from a child to an adult model of healthcare, has become a priority issue nationwide as evidenced by the 2011 clinical report and algorithm developed jointly by the AAP, American Academy of Family Physicians and American College of Physicians to improve healthcare transitions for all youth and families. Poor health has the potential to impact negatively the youth and young adults’ academic and vocational outcomes. Over 90 percent of children with special health care needs now live to adulthood but are less likely than their non-disabled peers to complete high school, attend college or to be employed. Health and health care are cited as two of the major barriers to making successful transitions. American Academy of Pediatrics; American Academy of Family Physicians; American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine. A consensus statement on health care transitions for young adults with special health care needs. Pediatrics. 2002 Dec;110(6 Pt 2):1304-6. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/110/Supplement_3/1304.

Data Sources and Data Issues: KS-SHCN Care Coordination Measurement Tool (Welligent)

Year: 2020

Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100

ESM 12.1 Percent of youth ages 14 and older receiving services from the DPH Care Coordination Program who receive health transition information and support from their Care Coordinator (Massachusetts)

Measure Status: Active

Evidence Level: Moderate. Aligns with MCHbest strategy "Transition Care Coordination Services" (https://www.mchevidence.org/tools/strategies/12-4.php). Find other NPM 12 patient-level strategies in MCHbest.

Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 4: Measuring quality of effect (% of "is anyone better off")

Service Type: Enabling services level of pyramid

Essential Public Health Services: 7. Assure effective and equitable health systems

Service Recipient: Activities directed to families/children/youth

Goal: All families of youth with special health care needs (YSHCN) ages 14 and older who receive services from the DPH Care Coordination Program will receive the education and support necessary to assist and prepare their youth for successful health transi

Numerator: Number of YSHCN ages 14 and older who received services from the DPH Care Coordination Program that received health transition information and support

Denominator: Number of YSHCN ages 14 and older who received services from the DPH Care Coordination Program

Significance: As stated in the Clinical Report, Supporting the Health Care Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood in the Medical Home, jointly authored by the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians and American College of Physicians, care coordination is part of transition planning for CYSHCN and may be instrumental in supporting the transfer of care from pediatric to adult medical subspecialists. Got Transition’s Six Core Elements cites care coordinators as key members of the collaborative team to support health care transition to adulthood. By providing information and support, DPH Care Coordinators can assist and complement the medical home’s work on transition readiness.

Data Sources and Data Issues: Data will be accessed from the DPH Care Coordination database. Care Coordinators track service delivery and record in the database the types of services provided to each client who received CC services during the reporting period. The database will need to be modified to include a data element on provision of health transition information and support. Systems will need to be put in place to flag youth who should receive these services.

Year: 2020

Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100

ESM 12.1 Percent of youth ages 12--21 served by Child Health Specialty Clinics who have completed a transition checklist (Iowa)

Measure Status: Active

Evidence Level: There is limited research in the evidence base to support this strategy.

Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 4: Measuring quality of effect (% of "is anyone better off")

Service Type: Enabling services level of pyramid

Essential Public Health Services: 7. Assure effective and equitable health systems

Service Recipient: Activities directed to families/children/youth

Goal: Increase the percent of youth ages 12--21 served by Child Health Specialty Clinics who have completed a transition checklist

Numerator: Number of clients served who have a transition checklist documented

Denominator: Total number of clients served

Significance: The transition checklist is the tool that initiates transition services for youth served by Child Health Specialty Clinics

Data Sources and Data Issues: University of Iowa Health Care Electronic Medical Record

Year: 2020

Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100

ESM 12.1 Percent of young adults with special health care needs, ages 18-21, who identify an adult health care provider at discharge from the Title V program (New Hampshire)

Measure Status: Active

Evidence Level: This ESM measures access to/receipt of care, thus doesn’t align with a specific evidence-based strategy. Consider developing an ESM for one of the specific strategies in your state action plan to measure performance. Check MCHbest for examples to connect to the evidence.

Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 4: Measuring quality of effect (% of "is anyone better off")

Service Type: Enabling services level of pyramid

Essential Public Health Services: 7. Assure effective and equitable health systems

Service Recipient: Activities directed to families/children/youth

Goal: To increase the percent of adolescents with special health care needs, ages 14 – 20, who received services necessary to make transitions to adult health care

Numerator: the number of adolescents or family caregivers in the denominator who indicated their goal had been achieved, when reviewed at one year

Denominator: number of adolescents with special health care needs, ages 14 – 20, who identified a goal related to transition during TRAQ consultation with their health care coordinator

Significance: Effective transition from pediatric to adult health care promotes continuity of developmental and age-appropriate care for youth with special health care needs. Yet years of national, state and community studies continue to demonstrate that most youth with special health care needs (SHCN) and families do not receive the support they need in the transition from pediatric to adult health care. Improvements are needed to raise awareness of youth and their families that maintaining health and continuity of care are important to attaining broader adult goals. (Pediatrics November 2018, 142 (5) e20182587; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2018-2587)

Data Sources and Data Issues: BFCS will use the SMS database to collect data. Currently, the system allows for the health care coordinator to record transition enSimple Counters as “TRAQ sent” and/or “TRAQ completed”. A system update will be required to add options to record “Transition goal identified” and “Transition goal met”. Instructions will be provided to health care coordinators to require an enSimple Counter note be included in the documentation that identifies the goal.

Year: 2020

Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100

ESM 12.1 Percent of satisfaction of access for youth with special health care needs who report having access to community-based resources necessary to make transition to adult health care. (Florida)

Measure Status: Active

Evidence Level: No similar strategy found in the established evidence for this NPM. See similar ESMs (https://www.mchlibrary.org/evidence/state-esms-results.php?q=community-based&NPM=11&State=&RBA_Category=&MCH_Pyramid=&Recipient=&Status=Active) for this NPM or search for other strategies or promising practices (https://www.mchevidence.org/tools/npm/12-transition.php).

Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 2: Measuring quality of effort (% of reach; satisfaction)

Service Type: Public health services and systems level of pyramid

Essential Public Health Services: 7. Assure effective and equitable health systems

Service Recipient: Activities related to systems-building

Goal: To increase the percent of youth satisfaction with access to community based resources necessary to make transition to adult health care.

Numerator: Number of youth you have access to community-based resources to make transition to adult health care.

Denominator: All youth surveyed

Significance: The successful transition of youth and young adults with special health care needs, is essential to individual self-determination and self-management. Youth perception of satisfaction with access to community based resources needed to make a transition to adult health care will help drive quality measures to ensure their transition needs are met from their perspective. This will help drive program development and quality improvement activities to support the achievement of successful outcomes.

Data Sources and Data Issues: Survey: University of Florida Institute for Child Health Policy

Year: 2020

Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100

ESM 12.1 Percent of Regional Center information and referral staff who report competence in explaining youth health transition concepts (Wisconsin)

Measure Status: Active

Evidence Level: Emerging. Aligns with MCHbest strategy "Provider Training/Workforce Development" (https://www.mchevidence.org/tools/strategies/12-1.php). Find other NPM 12 provider-level strategies in MCHbest.

Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 4: Measuring quality of effect (% of "is anyone better off")

Service Type: Public health services and systems level of pyramid

Essential Public Health Services: 8. Build and support a workforce

Service Recipient: Activities directed to professionals

Goal: 80% of Regional Center information and referral staff, who have been in their position for one year or more, will self-evaluate at a minimum of 50% “competent” or “proficient” in Transition competencies.

Numerator: Number of Regional Center information and referral staff, who have been in their position for one year or more, who self-evaluate at a minimum of 50% “competent” or “proficient” in Transition competencies

Denominator: Number of Regional Center information and referral staff who have been in their position for one year or more who complete a self-evaluation

Significance: Based on the results of this self-assessment, staff from the Youth Health Transition Initiative will assist Regional Centers to ensure that the Network has the necessary skills and knowledge to address any questions that arise. As new staff are onboarded, this survey can be used as a thorough training guide, to assure the competency and effectiveness of the workforce.

Data Sources and Data Issues: Qualtrics tracking system will be used. The system was piloted in 2020 and no issues are anticipated.

Year: 2020

Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100

ESM 12.1 Percent of provider practices that were provided technical assistance on transition and have incorporated the six Core Elements of Transition into their practices (Illinois)

Measure Status: Active

Evidence Level: Moderate. Aligns with MCHbest strategy "Six Core Elements Adaptation with Quality Improvement (QI)" (https://www.mchevidence.org/tools/strategies/12-6.php). Find other NPM 12 practice-level strategies in MCHbest.

Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 4: Measuring quality of effect (% of "is anyone better off")

Service Type: Public health services and systems level of pyramid

Essential Public Health Services: 8. Build and support a workforce

Service Recipient: Activities related to systems-building

Goal: To increase the number of providers who have incorporated the six Core Elements of Transition into their practices through training, support, and technical assistance offered by DSCC

Numerator: # provider practices receiving technical assistance related to transition who have incorporated the six Core Elements of Transition into their practices

Denominator: # provider practices receiving technical assistance related to transition

Significance: This ESM will measure an output of strategy #6-D: Partner with health care providers to educate and support practice initiatives focused on preparation for transition to adulthood, including providing technical assistance to practices on using the 6 Core Elements of Transition 3.0 Toolkit for Providers, and developing youth- focused educational resources for provider practices. This measure will specifically measure the “success” of the technical assistance provided by DSCC to determine the proportion of provider practices that subsequently adopt six Core Elements of Transition.

Data Sources and Data Issues: DATA SOURCE: UIC Division of Specialized Care for Children

Year: 2020

Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100

ESM 12.1 Percent of pediatric providers that use telehealth to assist CYSHCN transition to adult care (South Carolina)

Measure Status: Active

Evidence Level: There is some very recent, emerging research in the evidence base for this NPM to support this strategy.

Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 4: Measuring quality of effect (% of "is anyone better off")

Service Type: Direct services level of pyramid

Essential Public Health Services: 7. Assure effective and equitable health systems

Service Recipient: Activities directed to families/children/youth

Goal: To enhance and expand transition in care/services for CYSHCN from pediatric/adolescent to adulthool.

Numerator: Number of pediatric providers that use telehealth to assist CYSHCN transition to adult care

Denominator: Total number of pediatric care providers in SC

Significance: Needs assessment results show a gap in transition care for CYSHCN; one strategy for increased transition care services is to promote and support telehealth efforts among pediatric providers.

Data Sources and Data Issues: MCH Program in collaboration with multi-sector partners

Year: 2020

Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100

ESM 12.1 Percent of PCP practices of transition age children (12 through 17) receiving Title V CSHCN services that participate in the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition self-assessment (Arkansas)

Measure Status: Active

Evidence Level: Moderate. Aligns with MCHbest strategy "Six Core Elements Adaptation with Quality Improvement (QI)" (https://www.mchevidence.org/tools/strategies/12-6.php). Find other NPM 12 practice-level strategies in MCHbest.

Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 2: Measuring quality of effort (% of reach; satisfaction)

Service Type: Public health services and systems level of pyramid

Essential Public Health Services: 7. Assure effective and equitable health systems

Service Recipient: Activities related to systems-building

Goal: To increase the number of Arkansas Medicaid Pediatric & Family Practice providers who develop a Transition Policy within their practice by implementing the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition. Related to Disability and Health (DH) Objective 5

Numerator: The number of PCP practices of transition age children (12 through 17) receiving Title V CSHCN services that participate in the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition self-assessment

Denominator: The number of PCP practices of transition age children (12 through 17) receiving Title V CSHCN services

Significance: Will enable CSHCN providers with the ability to be able to assist and teach families the Six Core Elements of Transition to optimize their ability to assume adult roles & activities to ensure that health care services are available in an uninterrupted manner. The transition of youth to adulthood has become a priority issue nationwide as evidenced by the clinical report and algorithm developed jointly by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Physicians to improve healthcare transitions for all youth and families. Over 90 percent of children with special health care needs now live to adulthood, but are less likely than their non-disabled peers to complete high school, attend college or to be employed. Health and health care are cited as two of the major barriers to making successful transitions.

Data Sources and Data Issues: Therap reports of Title V CSHCN PCPs

Year: 2020

Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100

ESM 12.1 Percent of individuals ages 14-21 with sickle cell disease who had transition readiness assessments completed, among those who were served through the Sickle Cell Disease Care Transition program and kept a routine medical appointment. (New York)

Measure Status: Active

Evidence Level: This ESM is based on state data and measures access to/receipt of care, thus doesn’t align with a specific evidence-based strategy. Consider developing an ESM for one of the specific strategies in your state action plan to measure performance. Check MCHbest for examples to connect to the evidence.

Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 4: Measuring quality of effect (% of "is anyone better off")

Service Type: Public health services and systems level of pyramid

Essential Public Health Services: 7. Assure effective and equitable health systems

Service Recipient: Activities related to systems-building

Goal: The baseline value for this measure, from the 2018-19 program grant cycle, is 40.3%. The program has set an improvement target of 5% for 2022, to 42.3%.

Numerator: Individuals ages 14-21 with sickle cell disease who had transition readiness assessments completed

Denominator: Individuals ages 14-21 with sickle cell disease who were served through the Sickle Cell Disease Care Transition program and kept a routine medical appointment

Significance: Sickle cell disease (SCD) grantees at three (3) Hemoglobinopathy Centers (HC) work directly and exclusively with youth in support services. HCs conduct peer support groups to gauge barriers to care and transition for youth and young adults with SCD. Transition navigators at HCs engage youth with SCD to ensure compliance with care regimens and to understand that barriers youth experience in caring for themselves. In studies by Treadwell et al. (2011) and Telfair (2004) participants with SCD voiced a fear of leaving their pediatric health care providers, expressing concern that adult care providers might not understand their needs and might not believe their complaints of pain. The youth also expressed concerns about having limited information about transition and about adult health care programs. There is increased risk for individuals with SCD during this transition period.

Data Sources and Data Issues: Sickle Cell Disease Care Transition contractor reports

Year: 2020

Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100

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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.