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 2: Measuring quality of effort (% of reach; satisfaction)
Service Type: Public health services and systems level of pyramid
Essential Public Health Services: 3. Inform and educate the public
Service Recipient: Activities related to systems-building
Goal: By increasing awareness and use of screening tools, we aim to decrease suicide attempt rates by youth ages 10 - 19.
Numerator: Suicide-related hospitalizations, ages 10 - 19
Denominator: Total inpatient hospitalizations, ages 10 - 19
Significance: Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the U.S., acSimple Counting for approximately 4,500 deaths per year. State Maternal and Child Health programs are all involved in providing and promoting a broad range of approaches to address youth suicide.
Data Sources and Data Issues: ISDH Inpatient Hospitalization Database - HCUP SID
Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100