The Promoting Healthy Development Survey: Implementation Guidelines for Health Systems

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The Promoting Healthy Development Survey (PHDS) is a survey for parents of young children (3 years old and younger) that assesses whether recommended preventive and developmental services are provided, and the degree to which parents' informational needs are met.

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

Appendices

Glossary

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.

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PHDS Staff at CAHMI

Christina Bethell, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., bethellc@ohsu.edu

Colleen Reuland, M.S., reulandc@ohsu.edu

The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative
Oregon Health & Science University, Department of Pediatrics
707 SW Gaines Street Milstop CDRC-P
Portland, OR 97239
503-494-1930, www.cahmi.org

This manual, and the development of other PHDS tools and resources, have been supported by The Commonwealth Fund, specifically Melinda Abrams, M.S., Senior Program Officer, Child Development and Preventive Care and Patient-Centered Care, and Ed Schor, M.D., Vice President, Child Development and Preventive Care.

Publication Details

Publication Date:
November 1, 2006
Authors:
Christina Bethell, Colleen Peck Reuland
Citation:

C. Bethell and C. Reuland, The Promoting Healthy Development Survey: Implementation Guidelines for Health Systems, The Commonwealth Fund, November 2006


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