Oral Health Quality Indicators for the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Population

Readiness Assesment

Readiness Assesment

Readiness Assessment: Assessing Capacity to Implement Oral Health Quality Indicators for the Maternal and Child Health Population

This is a tool for state oral health programs to explore capacity for collection of, access to, and analysis of the data used to calculate maternal and child health (MCH) oral health quality indicators.

The readiness assessment is organized by the data sources used to calculate the indicators:

Engage Key Stakeholders

The quality indicators rely on different data sources that are likely governed by different state agencies.  Completing this assessment provides the opportunity to build partnerships between state oral health program staff, the state MCH director, Medicaid staff, state epidemiologists/data analysts, and other organizations that serve the MCH population to promote data collection, sharing, and reporting.

Support Developing an Action Plan

The findings of the assessment can be used to develop an action plan for reporting indicators with the highest feasibility and to create a longitudinal plan for increasing data collection and reporting capacity. Collaborating on quality indicator reporting can help state programs and other organizations serving the MCH population to jointly identify and prioritize areas to target for oral health care quality improvement.

Access the Readiness Assessment

The readiness assessment is available in two formats. Browse the Word version and contact us for an interactive online form that will provide feedback and tips for how to interpret your results.