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 1: Measuring quantity of effort (counts and "yes/no" activities)
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 all aspects of adult life, including adult health care, work, and independence.
Numerator: Unduplicated cumulative number of participants
Denominator: Absolute number of participants
Significance: The transition of youth to adulthood has become a priority issue nationwide as evidenced by the 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. 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: Center for Youth and Adults with Conditions of Childhood (CYACC)
Unit Type: Simple Count, Unit Number: 1,000