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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