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Transformation of the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant: MCH Transformation 3.0. Year Developed: 2013-2014. Source: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Presenter(s): Michael C. Lu, MD, MPH. Type: Video. Level: Intermediate. Length: varies.

Annotation: In this series of videos, Dr. Lu explains how the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau has been working in partnership with the leadership in State Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programs, national MCH leaders, and other stakeholders to develop and refine a new vision (titled MCH 3.0) for transforming the MCH Block Grant to better meet current and future challenges facing the Nation’s mothers and children, including children with special health care needs. Dr. Lu explains how MCHB has used a three-proged approach to begin this process and discusses the evolution of MCH 3.0.

Learning Objectives: • Understand the mission, vision, and partnerships needed to implement MCH 3.0. • Understand the focus on reducing burden, maintaining flexibility, and improving accountability in transforming state Title V performance measure reporting. • Introduce 15 "straw man" performance measures to elicit discussion.

Special Instructions: Access two videos on the right-hand side of the screen.

Utilizing the Title V Information System Data and the Federally Available Data Resource Document. Year Developed: 2016. Source: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Presenter(s): Michael Kogen PhD, Michele Lawler, Nora Carswell, Ashley Hirai PhD, Michael Kenny MS. Type: Webinar. Level: Intermediate. Length: 61 minutes. Transcript

Annotation: This webinar provides an overview of the Title V Information System, the Federally Available Data (FAD) resource document, and summarizing data for Title V national performance measures. It gives tools to access and use Title V data in maternal and child health programs, including updates to the tools and the new Title V performance and outcome measures. A case study of using these tools in Vermont is also given. A transcript ( and slides ( are also available.

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Quality in Public Health, Unit B. Year Developed: 2015. Source: National MCH Workforce Development Center. Presenter(s): N/A. Type: Video Slide Module. Level: Introductory. Length: n.a..

Annotation: This module provides key definitions and concepts for performance measurement. Learn practical tips for selecting and using quality and performance measurement to effectively monitor system performance. A step-by-step example illustrates the process and provides a reference for implementation.

Learning Objectives: • Understand important quality measurement terms and concepts • Apply the following practical measurement strategies: Preserving the context Listening to the Voice of the Process Knowing when to bundle and unbundle data Using a balanced set of measures Differentiating types of measures and their uses Implementing a measurement system, not just measures

Quality in Public Health, Unit A. Year Developed: 2015. Source: National MCH Workforce Development Center. Presenter(s): N/A. Type: Video Slide Module. Level: Introductory. Length: n.a..

Annotation: This module provides a description of key characteristics of quality, quality assurance, and quality improvement. Explore different approaches (Lean, Six Sigma, etc.) that can be used in public health to improve quality and walk through examples that apply the concepts and tools.​

Learning Objectives: • Describe characteristics of quality, including consistency, timeliness, stakeholder expectations, and technical specifications. • Compare Quality Assurance (QA)/Quality Control (QC) and Quality Improvement. • Explore methods and approaches to improve quality, including the PDSA Cycle, Lean Thinking, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management, and theories of Organizational Effectiveness. • Consider how quality methods may be applied in public health. • Describe the quality continuum, the performance management cycle, and open feedback systems​.

Perinatal Performance Measures and Data Collection: Focus on Quality Collaboratives. Year Developed: 2013. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Presenter(s): Elliot K. Main, MD. Type: Webcast. Level: Introductory. Length: 87 minutes. recorded version published April 14, 2014

Annotation: This Webcast discusses perinatal performance measures including identifying and choosing measures, data collection sources, and real-time data feedback systems. It concludes participant questions about how California’s collaboratives have applied these principles to their projects.

Special Instructions: Scroll down the page and click on the webinar to listen to it.

Developing Performance Measures: An Overview & Practical Pointers. Year Developed: 2013. Source: National Network of Public Health Institutes. Presenter(s): Tom Chapel and Clay Cooksey. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Intermediate. Length: 90 minutes. Summary

Annotation: This webinar provides practical guidance on how to get clarity and consensus on your program- its activities and its intended outcomes- and then how to use that clarity to select and construct strong measures. Presenters, Clay Cooksey and Tom Chapel discuss how to integrate processes to achieve continuous quality improvement, logic models and other measurement principles. At the end of the presentation Q & A and dialogue about attendees' challenges are included. The summary gives links to the live recording and the presentation slides and includes participation questions and a list of participants.

Learning Objectives: • Define a simple program roadmap for any program that includes its activities and intended short- and long-term outcomes. • State foundations, principles, and selection criteria for choosing the best "set" of performance measures for continuous quality improvement. • Understand a framework to develop meaningful measures that fit your program/organizational needs.

State Title V Needs Assessment Practice . Year Developed: 2008. Source: 14th Annual Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Conference. Presenter(s): Donna Petersen, ScD; Dr. William Sappenfield; Donna Petersen; Dr. Michael Kogan. Type: Conference Archive. Level: Advanced. Length: Series; various lengths.

Annotation: “State Title V Needs Assessment Practice” was presented as a two-day workshop at the 14th Annual Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Conference in 2008. In order to allow users to view the presentations as they relate to specific topics and skills, key segments are described individually below. Special guidance for locating the applicable materials in the videos and slides is provided as the video links appear for different days, and the videos overlap speakers. Presentation One: Donna Petersen, ScD gives a brief history of Title V Block Grants including the current state of the program and explores the special relevance of needs assessment in MCH. Her presentation covers the role of and sources for data, the role of values, stakeholder involvement and the intersections between needs assessment, planning, resource allocation, performance measurement and evaluation. Length: 77 minutes Presentation Two: Dr. William Sappenfield describes the components and types of needs assessments and shares lessons he learned from his experiences in South Carolina. Specific strategies and tools are illustrated. A series of case study exercises are presented to guide the audience in their thinking about how to approach health problems in their states and communities. Length: 1 hour and 35 minutes Presentation Three: Donna Petersen presents on determining and implementing actions to address needs assessment findings. She explores the opportunities and challenges associated with organizational and programmatic change. Length: 30 minutes Presentation Four: Dr. Michael Kogan demonstrates how to use the information collected from the National Survey of Children’s Health and National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs, on the Data Resource Center website. Length: 20 minutes

Special Instructions: Scroll to desired presentation. Click on "Video" to view presentation. Click on "Slides" to view PowerPoint. To view Day 2 of conference Click Here. Point.

How Can Use of the Performance Standards Drive National, State and Local Public Health Policy?. Year Developed: 2008. Source: Alabama Public Health Training Network. Presenter(s): Laura Landrum, MUPP; Judy Monroe, MD; F. Douglas Scutchfield, MD. Type: Video Lecture. Level: Advanced. Length: 85 minutes.

Annotation: Ms. Landrum begins by discussing “Performance Standards as Good Policy”. She focuses on 4 standards to improve the quality of public health practice and performance and continues by focusing on the history and key concepts of the CDC’s National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP). The 10 essential public health services are addressed, as well as reasons to use NPHPSP and specific examples of various States’ use of performance improvement. Dr. Monroe continues next addressing user’s perspective and lessons learned from employing the national performance measures. Dr. Scutchfield concludes the lecture by discussing research objectives, methods, and findings from Public Health Systems research on system and community characteristics influence on public health performance.

Learning Objectives: • Learn key data findings from the research into the NPHPSP. • Discuss how the NPHPSP has incorporated language into legislation for state health improvement planning.

Special Instructions: To access the video, scroll down on the landing page to the “View Program” gray box and choose a player to open the presentation. [Note: Need Real Player or Windows Media Player to watch].

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