Systems and Standards

State Scorecard of Public Support for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs: Phase I - Framework Development


Child Trends

Primary Contact

Kristen Harper, Ed.M.

Grant Amount

$115,201 for 12 months

Date Awarded

October 2017


The first of two phases of work leading to the publication of a state scorecard providing state specific and comparative information on publicly funded services for children with special health care needs and their families. This phase will develop a framework for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of a scorecard.


This project was intended as a first phase of work toward creation of a state-level scorecard of the public services available to children and youth with special health care needs and their families. A scorecard would allow comparison of available services that could be used by advocates and policymakers to improve services within their states. The project yielded a well-considered framework of service domains and services, identified candidate indicators, and catalogued sources of data to use to populate a scorecard.

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