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Center for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement

Quality Indicators

The COHSII Quality Indicator Advisory Team (QIAT) has identified a set of maternal and child health (MCH) quality indicators to monitor oral health services delivered in public health programs and systems of care at the national, state, and local levels. The following state oral health programs are piloting implementation of the indicators: Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Rhode Island.

Resources

Identifying and Implementing Oral Health Quality Indicators for the Maternal and Child Health Population: 2018–2019 (2019)

This report provides results from the Center for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement’s Quality Indicators Advisory Team’s (QIAT’s) efforts to establish a set of maternal and child oral health quality indicators to monitor oral health services delivered in public health programs and systems of care. The report provides indicators for women of child-bearing age and pregnant women and for children, as well as a user guide, and discusses implementation strategies, indicator limitations, and challenges in obtaining data.

Oral Health Quality Indicators for the Maternal and Child Health Population (2020)

This handout outlines a set of maternal and child health quality indicators identified by the Center for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement Quality Indicator Advisory Team to monitor oral health services delivered in public health programs and systems of care. Indicators for women of childbearing age and pregnant women are broken into three categories: access, utilization, and outcomes. Indicators for children are broken into four categories: access, utilization, process, and outcomes. A link to obtain more detailed information about the indicators is provided.

Oral Health Quality Indicators for the Maternal and Child Health Population: Technical Specifications and User Guide for 2019 Reporting (2019)

This user guide provides guidance on implementing oral health quality indicators for the maternal and child health population. The guide is divided into the following sections: feasibility assessment; general guidelines for data collection, preparation, and reporting; technical specifications: oral health quality indicators for women of child-bearing age and pregnant women; and technical specifications: oral health quality indicators for children. A feasibility assessment tool is included.

Feasibility Assessment: Implementation of Quality Indicators to Improve the Oral Health of the Maternal and Child Health Population Pilot Project (2018)

This feasibility assessment tool is targeted to states to implement maternal and child health (MCH) oral health quality indicators. The tool is designed to help identify available data sources and evaluate the capacity within states to use data from those sources to calculate indicators. It also explores what would be required to gain access to data that may not currently be available to state agencies and to expand capacity to implement the MCH oral health quality indicators.

Oral Health Quality Improvement for the Maternal and Child Health Population: Identifying a Set of Quality Indicators (2018)  

This handout outlines maternal and child health quality indicators to monitor oral health services delivered in public health programs and systems of care. Indicators for women of childbearing age and pregnant women are broken into three categories: access, utilization, and outcomes. Indicators for children are broken into four categories: access, utilization, process, and outcomes.

Quality Indicators for the Maternal and Child Health Population: Environmental Scan (2018)  

The Excel database describes more than 400 indicators/concepts identified from an environmental scan, guided by the framework developed by the QIAT. More than 2,000 indicators/concepts (before deduplication) and more than 200 articles were scanned. The database includes the following details: title, description, denominator, numerator, population, age, indicator type (e.g., access, process, outcome), level (e.g., practice, plan, program), data source (e.g., claims, patient record, survey), availability of detailed specifications, current/prior use, source/steward, and framework domain.

QIAT Members and Other Contributors

QIAT

  • James J. Crall, D.D.S., M.S., Sc.D., QIAT chair
  • Krishna Aravamudhan, B.D.S., M.S., American Dental Association and Dental Quality Alliance
  • Lauren Barone, M.P.H., American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Maria Teresa Canto, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H., Maternal and Child Health Bureau
  • William Kohn, D.D.S., Delta Dental Plans Association
  • Raymond Lala, D.D.S., South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Colleen Lampron, M.P.H., National Network for Oral Health Access
  • Hyewon Lee, D.M.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Jesse Lichstein, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., Maternal and Child Health Bureau
  • Kathy Phipps, Dr.P.H., Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors

Other Contributors

Dental Quality Alliance

Health Resource and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Key Analytics and Consulting

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center