Measure Status: Active
Measurement Category: Category 3: measuring quantity of effect (# of "is anyone better off")
Service Type: Bottom level: public health services and systems
Service Recipient: Activities related to systems-building
Goal: By tracking this measure, the state can better assess and ensure that partners with identified roles on the screening to referral continuum are using evidenced-based best practices relative to their role.
Numerator: Number of local public health agencies, community, and/or health care partners in Colorado that have implemented ABCD quality standards that support early childhood screening, referral, and treatment services
Denominator: Not applicable since ESM is a count
Significance: Having an agreed upon set of quality standards based on evidence and best practices, creates a common foundation for community and health care partners to implement screening and referral processes. Quality standards provide common launching points for partners with various skills and knowledge to implement their roles, increasing the likelihood that the continuum of screenings, referral and treatment will be completed.
Data Sources and Data Issues: Colorado Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) surveys
Unit Type: Count, Unit Number: 423