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Orientation to the State Systems Development Initiative Minimum/Core Dataset Implementation Guide

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Date Developed: 12/10/2015. Source: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Presenter(s): Mary Kay Kenney; Dina Dickerson. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Intermediate. Length: 60 minutes.


This DataSpeak provided an orientation to the newly-developed and pilot-tested State Systems Development Initiative (SSDI) Minimum/Core Dataset Implementation Guide. The guide was created to support states in applying uniform standards to the development of the Minimum/Core indicators and included all Minimum/Core Dataset measures, data elements, data sources, procedures, and a recording mechanism.

This orientation webinar included a high-level mapping of the Guide, Workbook, and Lookup Table contents, as well as a review of the instructional, data access, and recording processes.

Learning Objectives

• Define the purpose of the Guide.

• Describe the major components of the Guide, the Workbook and Lookup Table.

• Explain how to follow the instructions to get the required data in the Guide and record it in the Workbook.

• The general overview presented in this webinar is a preview for a more in-depth presentation scheduled for the AMCHP Conference in January 2016.

Special Instructions

DataSpeak uses a number of different technologies. To get the most out of the information, please review the technical requirements at

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $225,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.