EMSC Performance Measure Reassessment Process
On Monday, October 22, the EMS for Children Program held its State Partnership Town Hall Conference Call to discuss the Performance Measures Reassessment Process for Program Year 2013-2014. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the EMS for Children Program, the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) must periodically report to Congress on the progress of the EMS for Children performance measures. On May 1, 2013, MCHB will begin conducting a re-assessment of EMS for Children performance measures 71, 72, and 73. Recall that an initial assessment was completed in 2010. The re-assessment period will end on February 28, 2014.
Each state is required to participate in the re-assessment and has a three-month window to collect the data. That three-month window will be determined by each State Partnership grantee as long as it falls between May 1, 2013, and February 28, 2014.
Note that data for performance measures 76 and 77 will be collected through the National Pediatric Readiness Assessment.
For more information about the EMS for Children re-assessment process, please consult the following resources:
Process of EMS for Children Re-assessment: Program Year 2013-2014. This PowerPoint presentation was shown October 22, 2012, during the EMS for Children State Partnership Town Hall Conference Call.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Re-assessment Process (to be made available shortly)