Quality and Performance Measurement

This is the second in the series of Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) III Innovation Briefs. This new brief focuses on the web-based referral and tracking system (“web portal”) that Oklahoma has built into its pre-existing Preventive Services Reminder System. The state designed this web portal to improve care coordination for children with […]

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  • Webinars

    State Support for Primary Care Practice Transformation: Replication of the North Carolina Model

    This webcast is an introduction to the new Infrastructure for Maintaining Primary Care Transformation (IMPaCT) initiative in North Carolina, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).  It will outline the key components of North Carolina’s primary care practice transformation strategy, their interrelationship, lessons learned, the role of a state level coalition, and […]

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  • Publications

    Using Report Cards to Measure Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: State Experience

    State agencies identify, document, and act on data related to racial and ethnic health and health care disparities in various ways.  One type of document states produce is a “report card,” or a publication that uses data from race/ethnicity-specific measures to assign letter grades that rate the state’s performance. This issue brief, prepared by NASHP […]

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  • Publications

    Using Geographic Information to Target Health Disparities: State Experience

    This brief describes how two states, Rhode Island and Virginia, have used particular data collection techniques along with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to analyze and map race and ethnicity data. Virginia uses GIS with multi-level spatial analysis, while Rhode Island uses GIS in conjunction with Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR). This brief, prepared by NASHP […]

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    Advancing Health Equity through State Implementation of Health Reform

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides opportunities for states to make lasting and comprehensive systems change in their approaches to achieving health equity for their most vulnerable populations. Through provisions in areas such as coverage and access, prevention, care coordination, population health, and quality and efficiency, the Act offers state policymakers a broad range of […]

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  • Publications

    Assessing the Costs of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: State Experience

    Health disparities cost the United States billions of dollars in direct medical expenditures in addition to the human costs. In an effort to improve quality and contain costs states are taking steps to measure these costs and address disparities. This issue brief, which features Virginia and Rhode Island, was prepared by NASHP authors Carrie Hanlon […]

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  • Publications

    Medicaid and CHIP Children’s Healthcare Quality Measures: What States Use and What They Want

    This article, written by NASHP Managing Director Catherine Hess and former NASHP Program Director Sarah deLone, draws from responses to NASHP’s Charting CHIP IV survey, supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and from analytic work supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to inform AHRQ’s Children’s Healthcare Quality Measures Subcommittee. The article […]

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    May 11, 2011 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement

  • Publications

    State Documentation of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities to Inform Strategic Action

    This report, prepared by NASHP for the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, summarizes how leading states analyze state and federal race/ethnicity data in strategic plans and reports aimed at reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health status and health care. It features Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and […]

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  • Webinars

    Improving the Quality of Care and Coordination of Services for Young Children—ABCD, CHIPRA and Beyond!

    Early identification of delays and linkage to appropriate services can improve coordination among pediatric primary health care providers and providers of mental health, early intervention, child welfare, and early care and education services and influence the course of young children’s healthy development. States are using a variety of mechanisms to develop and test interventions to […]

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  • Publications

    State Strategies to Improve Quality and Efficiency: Making the Most of Opportunities in National Health Reform

    There is an acknowledged need for extensive reform to the health care delivery system in the United States. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act offers unprecedented opportunities to transform care delivery, with numerous provisions that support systemic improvements. States have an imperative to greatly improve system efficiency if they are to effectively and sustainably […]

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    December 23, 2010 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement