Improving Health Outcomes for Children (IHOC)
This report summarizes evaluation findings from Phase III and assesses change in oral health and healthy weight screening rates, referrals and related office system procedures in participating practices. The report also highlights challenges encountered and lessons learned in implementing changes to office systems, in responding to state policy changes, and in collecting and tracking oral health and healthy weight measures at the practice-level to inform quality improvement.
Funding Organization or Grant
This work was conducted under a Cooperative Agreement between the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine and is funded under grant CFDA 93.767 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) authorized by Section 401(d) of the Child Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA).
Gray, Carolyn E. MPH and Fox, Kimberley S. MPA, "First STEPS Phase III Initiative: Improving Oral Health and Healthy Weight in Children Final Evaluation Report" (2015). Population Health & Health Policy. 42.