Evaluation and Support to Achieve Healthy People 2010 Objectives for Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs

Dates: 2006-2010

Geographic Scope: Nationwide

Client(s): HRSA - MCHB - Div. of CSHCN

Services: Health Care & Public Health Planning, Applied Research & Evaluation, Training & Technical Assistance, Health Systems Transformation

Technical Expertise: Maternal and Child Health, State and Local Public Health

This project was designed to provide the Division of Services for Children with Special Healthcare Needs (DSCSHN) with technical support and expertise to meet its mission of achieving quality community-based systems of services for children and youth with special healthcare needs and their families by the year 2010.

JSI conducted an evaluation and strategic planning to assess the DSCSHN's progress in achieving the Healthy People (HP) 2010 Goals; completing mini-evaluation studies of four initiatives aimed at specific Healthy People 2010 performance measures (Health Insurance, Medical Home, Healthy and Ready to Work and Family/Professional partnerships); and evaluating and supporting the state implementation grantees and national centers

In 2010, JSI was hired again by DSCSHN to assist in the development of strategic plan to work to achieve the HP 2020 goals; provide policy support on new policies, programs and activities; and provide support to state implementation grantees on evaluation, achievement, and sustainment of project activities.