We apologize if this appears to be a repeat email. Monday our web service experienced brief technical difficulties just as we were celebrating Child Health Day. All is back to normal, so consider this our after-party celebration of Child Health Day. Really, every day at the Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DRC) is a celebration of the health and well-being of the whole child and their family. We believe the health of our children is more than a sum of their parts--children are more than their diagnosis or the absence of diagnosis. Their health and well-being encompasses quality health care delivery, supportive neighborhoods, strong schools and vibrant homes. Their health and well-being encompasses quality health care delivery, supportive neighborhoods, strong schools and vibrant homes.
|Health Care Quality Measurement & Improvement for the Whole Child
High quality health care systems address the whole child, including biological, psychological, ecological and sociological aspects of care. It is a national priority to ensure that high quality health care systems are accessible to all children, adolescents and families. The quality of children's health rests on good preventive care, a medical home and family-centered care. However, equally important to the whole child are supportive home, safe neighborhoods and positive school outcomes.
To meet the national call for high quality, accessible care, as well as the mandates of both the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act and the Affordable Care Act, the DRC develops easily accessble resources for quality measurement and improvement. The DRC's new Health Care Quality Portal
provides information and tools to assist in measuring and improving the health of the whole child. This new feature presents relevant, validated data that is standardized across states, can be stratified by important subgroups, and comes ready to use on our website with technical assistance and data support
What will you find in the Quality Portal?
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use
A well-functioning, quality health care system acknowledges the importance of complementary and alternative medicine in working
with the whole child. Newly released national profiles of CAM use for
children with Emotional, Mental or Behavioral (EMB)
conditions or problems and Pain Related conditions or problems. Learn about CAM utilization and expenditures for children with data from the 2007 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and the 2009/10 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN).