MICH-31.2 Increase the proportion of children aged 12 to 17 years with special health care needs who receive their care in family-centered, comprehensive, coordinated systems

National Data Source
National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN); Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (HRSA/MCHB and CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
13.8 (2005-2006)
Target
15.1
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of children aged 12 through 17 years with special health care needs who receive their care in family-centered, comprehensive, and coordinated systems
Denominator
Number of children aged 12 through 17 years with special health care needs
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable

Comments

Methodology Notes

Six indicators are used to measure the quality of a system of care for CSHCN aged 12-17 years: Families of children and youth with special health care needs partner in decision making at all levels and are satisfied with the services they receive; Children and youth with special health care needs receive coordinated Updated: Ongoing comprehensive care within a medical home; Families of CSHCN have adequate private and/or public insurance to pay for the services they need; Children are screened early and continuously for special health care needs; Community-based services for children and youth with special health care needs are organized so families can use them easily; Youth with special health care needs receive the services necessary to make transitions to all aspects of adult life, including adult health care, work, and independence. A child is considered to be served by a “service system,” as described in the Healthy People objective, if his or her care met all relevant criteria for his or her age. For children from birth through age 11 years, the first five outcomes were included, and all six outcomes were counted for children from age 12 through 17 years. Children with Special Health Care Needs CSHCN were identified using the CSHCN Screener, which consists of five questions concerning common health care consequences experienced by CSHCN.