The following pages present three quick-reference matrices for determining the applicability of various data sources to specific CHIP evaluation needs. The first matrix (Table 1) relates to data sources that are currently available and valid for use at the state level. The second matrix (Table 2) relates to data sources that are available, but only useful in selected states. The third matrix (Table 3) relates to data sources that are either not available currently or not useful for state-level estimates.
These matrices are intended to help you make initial judgments about evaluation measures you can use and determine the best source of data for each measure. Additional research will be necessary to determine whether specific data sources can meet your state’s needs.