Measure Status: Active
Measurement Category: Category 2: Measuring quality of effort (% of reach; satisfaction)
Service Type: Bottom level: public health services and systems
Service Recipient: Activities related to systems-building
Goal: To increase adequacy of insurance for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) in Washington State. This ESM will track and measure Title V effort to influence key policies that impact insurance adequacy for WA CYSHCN.
Numerator: Number of sub-phases in the policy model in which the Title V program has worked on in the reporting year.
Denominator: Number of sub-phases in the Policy Influence model (15)
Significance: Many federal, state and local policies impact insurance adequacy for CYSHCN, and Title V rarely has direct decision-making authority over those policies or the establishment of new policies. Title V programs work to influence those policies and related outcomes through convening stakeholders and decision-makers; providing technical assistance and training on existing policies; educating and informing stakeholders and assisting decision-makers to review and evaluate existing policies, identify alternatives and implement new and existing policy.
This measure will enable Title V to monitor effort on influencing key policies impacting insurance adequacy while promoting an evidence-informed approach to policy influence that will shed light on which activities undertaken by Title V entities result in policy improvement.
The measure is based on and aligns with major theories of policy development and implementation, including but not limited to Ripley (in McCool, D.C., ed. Public Policy Theories, Models and Concepts (1995)) and Anderson (Anderson, J.E. Public Policymaking 6th ed. (2006). Additional information on this approach is detailed in the CYSHCN domain plan under the title, Adequate Insurance Coverage and Health Care Access for MCH Consumers.
Data Sources and Data Issues: Data for this ESM will come from WA DOH Title V staff tracking the number of sub-phases which the program has worked on during the reporting year.
Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100