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: We seek to ensure that county public health staff include transition-aged youth in their shared care planning efforts and address HCT when participating in shared care planning.
Numerator: Of the total number of SPOC that county public health staff initiated or re-evaluated for youth 12 years of age and older, the number of SPOC that address transition planning.
Denominator: The total number of SPOC that county public health staff initiated or re-evaluated for youth 12 years of age and older.
Significance: The CaCoon Public Health Nurse home visiting program serves children from birth to age 21, although county public health departments have the latitude to determine those children and families that are served by their CaCoon program. In 2014, only 5% of CaCoon clients were 12 years of age and older. We learned from our 2015 statewide needs assessment that health care transition is not well understood by providers. OCCYSHN hopes that by requiring the county public health workforce to engage in shared care planning for transition aged youth, including HCT planning, that the work will help to expand awareness and understanding of HCT practices by both providers and families. This effort also will contribute to increasing the number of transition-aged youth who receive HCT services.
Data Sources and Data Issues: After initiating a, or re-evaluating an existing, SPOC, county public health staff completes OCCYSHN’s online SPOC Information Form. The form tracks the number of SPOC initiated or re-evaluated, the number of SPOC initiated or re-evaluated for transition-aged youth, and number of SPOC for transition-aged youth that included transition goals. The form also asks county public health staff to describe how the children were identified, what general category of condition they have, the reasons for selecting the child or youth, and demographic information about the child/youth and family. County public health staff fills out one form per child or youth. OCCYSHN trained county public health staff in the use of the form and sends reminders to county staff to submit their forms following SPOC initiation. Lack of timely receipt affects the completeness of the data and, consequently, their analysis.
Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100