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What is CAHMI's ATTACH Platform?

Since 1996, the CAHMI has led the development, testing, and advancement of family-centered data and tools to promote the early and lifelong health of children, youth, and families.

The CAHMI's Advancing Tools and Technologies to Achieve Child Health (ATTACH) platform focuses on supporting the availability and dissemination of family centered data to support transformational partnerships in policy and practice that aim to improve child, youth, family and community health and well-being. This includes:

What is CAHMI’s Cycle of Engagement Model?

The Cycle of Engagement Model helps families, care teams, and communities partner in the joyful work of promoting the early and lifelong health of children, youth, and families.

The COE model was initially designed in 1997 and has undergone continued development by the CAHMI to guide and catalyze the CAHMI's work to advance data-driven partnerships among families, providers, health plans, and communities to:

  •  Put children, youth, and families at the center of their own health care and the health systems that serve them.
  •  Provide engagement-based pre-visit screening and visit planning tools
  •  Offer patient-reported outcomes and quality of care measurement tools
  •  Create online data collection, sharing, and reporting platforms to help care teams and families personalize and provide whole-child, whole-family, relationship-centered care
  •  Catalyze improvement in the early and lifelong health and well-being of ALL children and families

The Cycle of Engagement is...

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a personalized, relationship centered model of child and family care focused on building trust and customizing care based on child and family strengths, social context, needs, and priorities.


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a family-centered, integrated approach to screening and providing comprehensive whole child and whole family based services anchored to best practice evidence and guideline-based care


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a measurement process for continuously updating a family-led agenda and assessing and improving the quality of care aligned with family-centered medical homes and value and team-based care


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a population health strategy to learn about and use aggregate data on child and family needs and priorities and quality of care to guide and drive cross sector collaborations to improve systems of care

To learn more about the COE and register for a demo or a COE account, Go to the COE website


The Cycle of Engagement Tools

The Cycle of Engagement model is relevant for all types of care. Since 1997, the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) has partnered with families, providers, and experts to design, test, and make available two sets of tools that operationalize the Cycle of Engagement model:


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