NACCHO Surveys Local Health Departments' Capacity to Respond to Zika Infections in Pregnant Women
A new study of local jurisdictions – developed by the National Association of County and City Health Officials, in partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities – discovered that while local health departments have responded diligently to Zika outbreaks in their communities and are heavily engaged in protecting maternal child health, there is room for improvement. The assessment, Maternal Child Health Capacity for Zika Response surveyed local health departments in 10 priority states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, and Texas.
Updated Care Coordination Measurement Tool
Created by the National Center for Care Coordination Technical Assistance, a partnership between Boston Children's Hospital and the
National Center for Medical Home Implementation, the 2017 Care Coordination Measurement Tool helps practices, pediatric clinicians, Title V programs, and other organizations quantify care coordination activities. The tool collects data that may be used to demonstrate the association between care coordination activities and outcomes for patients and families.