Christina Bethell, Colleen Peck Reuland
C. Bethell and C. Reuland, The Promoting Healthy Development Survey: Implementation Guidelines for Health Systems, The Commonwealth Fund, November 2006
This manual, developed by the Child Health and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI), offers detailed guidelines for health systems implementing the PHDS via mail. In it, the authors provide the "nuts and bolts" of the PHDS, from information about the development of the survey to detailed instructions for scoring and reporting.
This Web-enabled document includes an introduction and is divided into the six steps for successful implementation of the PHDS:
Step 1: Learn About the PHDS
Step 2: Planning for the PHDS Implementation
Step 3: Prepare for and Conduct Survey Administration
Step 4: Monitor Survey Administration and Prepare for Data Analysis
Step 5: Construct Quality Measures and Analytic Variables
Step 6: Report Your PHDS Findings to Stimulate and Inform Improvement
Throughout this manual, CAHMI offers real-world examples and recommendations that are based on the organization's 10 years of experience with the PDHS. You can download the complete manual and appendices at right.