The Promoting Healthy Development Survey (PHDS)-PLUS: Implementation Guidelines

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<p>The Promoting Healthy Development Survey (PHDS) is a parent survey that assesses whether young children (3–48 months old) receive nationally recommended preventive and developmental services. The PHDS can be used by health care providers, health systems, Medicaid agencies, and other stakeholders to measure and improve the quality of preventive and developmental care.<br><br>A new Commonwealth Fund-supported manual that provides detailed guidelines for implementing the PHDS-PLUS, a telephone-administered version of the survey, in Medicaid and other state programs is now available on the <a href="/cnlib/pub/enews_clickthrough.htm?enews_item_id=21791&return_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ecmwf%2Eorg%2Ftools%2Ftools%5Fshow%2Ehtm%3Fdoc%5Fid%3D364630%26%23doc364630">Fund Web site</a>.<br><br>The manual, developed by The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI), offers six steps for implementation of the PHDS-PLUS:<br><br>Step 1: Learn about the PHDS-PLUS<br>Step 2: Specify your implementation strategy<br>Step 3: Prepare for and conduct survey administration<br>Step 4: Monitor survey administration and prepare for data analysis<br>Step 5: Construct quality measures and analytic variables<br>Step 6: Report your findings.<br><br>Each step is vital to successfully implementing a PHDS-PLUS project in Medicaid and other settings.</p>