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Pediatric Systems Improvement Data in Action!


Once you have a starting point understanding of how children are doing in your area, what can you do with the data? See several examples below how this data has been turned into actionable and useful stories to improve children’s health.


Data Briefs

Using Data to Build Partnerships for Improving Children's Health and Health CareThree exercises are provided to walk you through how to use data to inform, motivate and engage stakeholders in improving services, policies, or programs for children, youth and families. 

Quality Improvement Partnerships. See how the DRC can help with quality improvement processes, such as understanding your population, assessing system performance, examining improvement opportunities, selecting priorities, setting targets, identifying promising improvement models and monitoring progress.


Select Publications and Presentations

Assessing and Promoting Access to Quality Health Care
Healthy Kids Steering Committee, January 2012

Maximizing Quality Measurement and Improvement of Frameworks and Leveraging Existing Data and Methods
Tri-State Children’s Health Improvement Consortium Presentation, September 2011

National and State Prevalence of Standardized Developmental Screening and Links to Early Intervention and Mental Health Services Access
Academy Health Annual Conference, June 13, 2011

Health Care Needs of Children With Down Syndrome and Impact of Health System Performance on Children and Their Families.
Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, January 2012

Rates of Parent-Centered Developmental Screening: Disparities and Links to Services Access
Pediatrics, June 2011

A National and state profile of leading health problems and health care quality for US children: key insurance disparities and across-state variations
Academic Pediatrics, May/June 2011

The following figures from a recently published book chapter utilize data from the 2009/10 NS-CSHCN to examine how families and children with special health care needs and Autism Spectrum Disorder experience the system of care.