The purpose of this manual is to provide detailed guidelines for implementing the Promoting Healthy Development Survey-PLUS (PHDS-PLUS) in Medicaid and other programs and settings. The PHDS-PLUS is a parent survey that assesses whether young children (3–48 months old) receive nationally recommended preventive and developmental services. It is a telephone-administered version of the original PHDS, containing additional items about the child's health, health care utilization, parent's health, and other socio-demographic characteristics.
There are six steps necessary to implement the PHDS-PLUS:
Step 1: Learn about the PHDS-PLUS
Step 2: Specify your PHDS-PLUS implementation strategy
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-PLUS findings.
This manual is organized according to the above-listed steps and their respective subcomponents. Each step is vital to successfully implement a PHDS-PLUS project in your program or setting. Click on the links below to be taken to that section of the PDFs, or click here to open the full manual (335 pages).
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Oregon Health & Science University, Department of Pediatrics
The CAHMI staff acknowledges the following individuals and organizations for their invaluable contribution to the development, testing, and demonstration of the Promoting Healthy Development Survey-Plus:
Members of the Promoting Healthy Development State Learning Network (PHDSLN) representing Medicaid, Public Health, and other state offices in Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, and Ohio. Special thanks to the PHDSLN team leaders: Janis Souvestre, John LaCour, Therese Hanna, Barbara Atkinson, Susan Castellano, and Charles Betley.
Key advisors to the PHDSLN and CAHMI state-level quality measurement and improvement efforts including Barbara Lantz, Russell Frank, Judith Shaw, Peter Margolis, Fred Holmes, and the members of the CAHMI Executive Committee.
Staff from states participating in the ABCD I project who collaborated with the CAHMI in the implementation of the PHDS-PLUS in Vermont, North Carolina, and Washington.
Staff from Health Services Advisory Group, OMPRO, DataStat, and Mattson and Sutherland Research. These External Quality Review Organizations (EQRO) or EQRO-like entities have implemented the PHDS-PLUS one or more times.
Christopher Walker who served as the research assistant for the PHDSLN.
The Commonwealth Fund for supporting the PHDS-PLUS, PHDS, and Provider-Level PHDS (ProPHDS) development and implementation over the last seven years. Specifically to Melinda Abrams and Ed Schor for their support, commitment, and vision.