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Maternal and Child Health Bureau Performance Measures

National performance measures were developed and approved by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) for annual reporting by all MCHB grantees. A Performance Measure describes a specific maternal and child health need that, when successfully addressed, can lead to better health outcomes.

As a condition of a Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children (HTPCP) grant, all HTPCP grantees are required to report on three national performance measures and a Products and Publications Data Form. The measures for HTPCP grantees are Performance Measure #07-Family Participation, Performance Measure #10-Cultural Competence, and Performance Measure #33-Sustainability. These measures require grantees to rate themselves on three scales that measure the project's and sponsoring organization's level of family participation, cultural competency, and sustainability. Grantees are also required to have a plan to address the performance measures as part of their projects. Starting in 2011, grantees will submit data on products and publications addressing maternal and child health that have been produced by project staff in the past year.

Below outlines the goals of the performance measures. Successful applicants must set target objectives for each of the performance measures after receiving their award notification. Grantees must report on these three performance measures and the Products and Publications Data Form annually, within 120 days after the close of each grant year, in HRSA's Electronic Handbook (EHBs).

#07 PERFORMANCE MEASURE
Goal 1: Provide National Leadership (Promote family participation in care)
Level: Grantee
Data Collection Form
Category: Family Participation
The degree to which MCHB-funded programs ensure family, youth, and consumer participation in program and policy activities.
#10 PERFORMANCE MEASURE
Goal 2: Eliminate Health Barriers & Disparities (Develop and promote health services and systems of care designed to eliminate disparities and barriers across MCH populations)
Level: Grantee
Data Collection Form
Category: Cultural Competence

The degree to which MCHB-funded programs have incorporated cultural and linguistic competence elements into their policies, guidelines, contracts and training.
#33 PERFORMANCE MEASURE
Goal 4: Improve the Health Infrastructure and Systems of Care (Assist States and communities to plan and develop comprehensive, integrated health service systems)
Level: Grantee
Data Collection Form
Category: Sustainability
The degree to which MCHB-funded initiatives work to promote sustainability of their programs or initiatives beyond the life of MCHB funding.

 

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