Measure Status: Active
Evidence Level: There is limited research on this strategy related to this NPM. However, there is a growing body of evidence supporting this strategy related to other NPMs. In adapting this strategy, you may want to start with a pilot group, collect data, and evaluate to ensure impact with this topic area and your population group(s).
Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 1: Measuring quantity of effort (counts and "yes/no" activities)
Service Type: Systems level of pyramid
Essential Public Health Services: 8. Build and support a workforce
Service Recipient: Activities directed to professionals
Goal: To increase the number of providers taking OPE modules, so providers are better able to educate parents and children on injury prevention strategies and resources, in order to prevent injuries and reduce their consequences.
Numerator: Number of individual users completing one or more Texas Health Steps Online Provider Education (OPE) injury prevention modules per year
Data Sources and Data Issues: Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death and disability among children and adolescents, both in Texas and the United States as a whole. Many aspects of the environment in which children live (physical, social, cultural, economic, etc.) have impacts on injury risk. Both fatal and nonfatal childhood injuries are very costly. In addition to the burden of death and disability, childhood injuries can result in substantial economic costs, including medical costs for the child and lost work days for caregivers. To impact the number of injury-related hospital admissions per population ages birth to 19 years, parents and professionals need to increase their knowledge of the potential risks impacting this population and strategies available to reduce this risk. Providers need tools to approach adolescents about injury risks and consequences in a manner that will yield the highest benefit. This measure will examine the number of individuals who completed injury prevention-related THS-OPE modules.
Unit Type: 50000, Unit Number: Data Source: DSHS Texas Health Steps Online Provider Education (THS-OPE) website data. THS-OPE module data will be utilized to measure the number of providers taking trainings on injury prevention. THS-OPE is an award-winning online program offering free
continuing education modules for primary care providers and other health professionals. These modules offer updated clinical, regulatory, and best practice guidelines for a range of preventive health, oral health, mental health, and case management topics. Completion of at least one of the following injury prevention modules will be assessed for this measure:
1) Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences through Trauma-Informed Care
2) Adolescent Substance Use
3) Behavioral Health: Screening and Intervention
4) Childhood and Adolescent Depression
5) Concussion: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
6) Culturally Effective Health Care
7) High-Risk Behaviors in Young People: Screening and Intervention
8) Interpersonal Youth Violence
9) Motivational Interviewing
10) Preventing Unintentional Injury
11) Promoting Adolescent Health
12) Recognizing, Reporting, and Preventing Child Abuse
13) Teen Consent and Confidentiality
14) Trauma-Informed Care for Children in Foster Care
Data Issues: THS-OPE modules offered may be subject to change, which could impact analysis of trends over time. Specific data on the methods by which many of the adolescent injuries took place is limited.