A Performance Measure describes a specific maternal and child health need that, when successfully addressed, can lead to a better health outcome within a specific time frame.
  • All National Performance Measures and Massachusetts Activities (Word) doc format of act-npm.doc
    National Performance Measures and FY11-12 Key Activities

  • Performance Measure 01: doc format of act-npm01.doc The percent of screen positive newborns who received timely follow up to definitive diagnosis and clinical management for condition(s) mandated by their State-sponsored newborn screening programs.

  • Performance Measure 02: doc format of act-npm02.doc The percent of children with special health care needs age 0 to 18 years whose families partner in decision making at all levels and are satisfied with the services they receive. (CSHCN survey)

  • Performance Measure 03: doc format of act-npm03.doc The percent of children with special health care needs age 0 to 18 who receive coordinated, ongoing, comprehensive care within a medical home. (CSHCN Survey)

  • Performance Measure 04: doc format of act-npm04.doc The percent of children with special health care needs age 0 to 18 whose families have adequate private and/or public insurance to pay for the services they need. (CSHCN Survey)

  • Performance Measure 05: doc format of act-npm05.doc Percent of children with special health care needs age 0 to 18 whose families report the community-based service systems are organized so they can use them easily. (CSHCN Survey)

  • Performance Measure 06: doc format of act-npm06.doc The percentage of youth with special health care needs who received the services necessary to make transitions to all aspects of adult life, including adult health care, work, and independence.

  • Performance Measure 07: doc format of act-npm07.doc Percent of 19 to 35 month olds who have received full schedule of age appropriate immunizations against Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Polio, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Haemophilus Influenza, and Hepatitis B.

  • Performance Measure 08: doc format of act-npm08.doc The rate of birth (per 1,000) for teenagers aged 15 through 17 years.

  • Performance Measure 09: doc format of act-npm09.doc Percent of third grade children who have received protective sealants on at least one permanent molar tooth.

  • Performance Measure 10: doc format of act-npm10.doc The rate of deaths to children aged 14 years and younger caused by motor vehicle crashes per 100,000 children.

  • Performance Measure 11: doc format of act-npm11.doc The percent of mothers who breastfeed their infants at 6 months of age.

  • Performance Measure 12: doc format of act-npm12.doc Percentage of newborns who have been screened for hearing before discharge.

  • Performance Measure 13: doc format of act-npm13.doc Percent of children without health insurance.

  • Performance Measure 14: doc format of act-npm14.doc Percentage of children, ages 2 to 5 years, receiving WIC services with a Body Mass Index (BMI) at or above the 85th percentile.

  • Performance Measure 15: doc format of act-npm15.doc Percentage of women who smoke in the last three months of pregnancy.

  • Performance Measure 16: doc format of act-npm16.doc The rate (per 100,000) of suicide deaths among youths aged 15 through 19.

  • Performance Measure 17: doc format of act-npm17.doc Percent of very low birth weight (VLBW) infants delivered at facilities for high-risk deliveries and neonates.

  • Performance Measure 18: doc format of act-npm18.doc Percent of infants born to pregnant women receiving prenatal care beginning in the first trimester.


This information is provided by Family Health and Nutrition within the Department of Public Health.