The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative
Recent CAHMI News
- Autism Speaks awards the CAHMI a major grant to advance early access to care & develop research and family capacity.
Read more about the grant.
- The CAHMI's Well-Visit Planner online engagement tool is featured on the US Department of Health and Human Services Watch Me Thrive website.
Visit the site and explore the Well-Visit Planner along with a wealth of other resources for families of young children.
- The CAHMI now provides micro-data findings on the use and impact of complementary and alternative medicine for US children. See these findings and more at www.nhiscamdata.org
- A new paper authored by CAHMI staff examines key issues and the importance of a life course approach for children with special health care needs.
Read the abstract and get the paper.
A shared plan of care is an essential element of a medical home for children with special health care needs, yet there is no consensus on either the content of care plans or the process of care planning.
A new report from the Lucille Packard Children's Foundation, a key CAHMI partner, outlines recommended core content of a comprehensive and integrated plan and the steps necessary to create it.
Read the report.
Who We Are
The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) is a national initiative based out of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Originally housed at FACCT – Foundation for Accountability, the CAHMI was established in 1998.
The mission of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative is advance patient-centered innovations and improvements in children’s health and health care quality.
The CAHMI envisions a future where children and families are full partners in a health care system tailored to maximize the healthy development and well-being of children across the life course.
CAHMI’s primary focus to advance Patient-Centered Child Health and Health Care Quality Measurement and Improvement. The CAHMI promotes child and adolescent health through child, youth and family involvement in defining, assessing and improving health care quality and advancing consumer-centered, data-driven policies and practices. CAHMI develops, tests and deploys child health and health care quality data and measures and family-centered tools and strategies for creating successful and sustainable quality measurement, communication and improvement efforts.