A Running Start Health: For Every child, birth to 5

Our measures of progress

InterventionProgress MeasureBaseline
Safe sleep campaignNumber of fliers distributed; Number of digital viewsBaseline TBD
Breastfeeding promotionNumber of "baby-friendly" hospitals3 of 6 birthing hospitals
Home visiting for infantsNumber of families of pregnant women or children ages 0-5 enrolled in home visiting programs3,025 for 2015
Identification & treatment of maternal mental health/substance use problemsNumber of children <6 in a household with at least one adult receiving substance use disorder treatment through CBH2,227 children in 2016
 Number of children <6 in a household with at least one adult receiving mental health services through CBH9,600 children in 2016
Homelessness prevention & diversionNumber of families provided homeless prevention assistance348 families in FY2016
Abuse prevention/parenting supportsNumber of children <6 who reach permanency665 children in 2016
 Number of families with children <6 receiving in home services who reached family stabilization1,076 families in 2016
Early intervention services for infants/toddlers with or at risk for developmental delaysNumber of infants <36 months screened6,021 infants in FY2016
Early childhood educationAvailable seats in Keystone STAR 3 and 4 programs22,726 in FY2016
Identification & remediation of hazards in homeNumber of rental units newly certified as lead safe or lead free in one year282 units certified in 2016
Nutrition & physical activity in child careNumber of childcare providers that have received education from Department of Public HealthBaseline TBD


RiskProgress MeasureBaseline
Cosleeping/unsafe sleepReduce the percent of parents reporting unsafe sleep arrangementsBaseline TBD
Lack of breastfeedingIncrease breastfeeding initiation72 percent in 2014
Maternal mental health/substance use problemsReduce the number of substance-exposed infants at birth281 infants in 2015
Homelessness & housing instabilityReduce the number of children <6 entering shelter708 children in Aug-Dec 2016
Limited parenting capacityReduce the number of Substantiated General Protective Service reports5,476 reports in 2016
Child abuse/neglectReduce the number of Indicated Child Protective Service reports868 reports in 2016
Hazardous housing conditionsReduce the rate of violations per 1,000 occupied housing units185.4 violations per 1,000 units in 2015
Unhealthy diet & physical inactivityIncrease the percent of childcare centers meeting Department of Public Health standards49 percent in 2017


OutcomeProgress MeasureBaselineTarget for 2020
Sleep-related deathsReduce the number of infant sleep-related deaths26 deaths in 201610 deaths
Developmental delaysIncrease the percent of infants at 18 months meeting all SWYC developmental milestonesBaseline TBDTarget TBD
School readinessIncrease the number of entering kindergarten students who are kindergarten-ready Baseline TBDTarget TBD
InjuriesReduce the number of injury visits to emergency departments among children <612,213 emergency department visits in 201610,000 emergency department visits
Asthma exacerbationsReduce the number of asthma emergency department visits among children <65,892 emergency department visits in 20164,000 emergency department visits
Lead exposureReduce the number of children <6 newly diagnosed with blood lead ≥ 5 µg/dL1,580 children in 20161,200 children
ObesityDecrease the percent of children enrolled in kindergarten or first grade who are overweight or obese31.3 percent of children during 2014-2015 school year30.5 percent of children during 2019-2020 school year

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