Project Term: 12 months; Ended 2018
Grant Amount: $50,000
The project sought to identify shared data measures of early childhood health to create a Montana Data Dashboard that can be used by various organizations, including local Early Childhood Coalitions, to work collectively to improve early childhood health outcomes. Additionally, as part of the shared data measures, this project focused on identifying HOPE (health outcomes from positive experiences) measures as well as resiliency factors that contribute to childhood health. Through a collaborative, process with 19 organizations 13 early childhood coalitions participating, 11 shared data measures were identified to be used to create the dashboard. A strategic plan for promoting and implementing the 11 shared data measures was also developed. At the conclusion of this project, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies has received commitment to promoting and using the 11 shared data measures from Zero to Five (sponsored by Headwaters Health Foundation) and is partnering with the Department of Public Health and Human Services to identify ways to integrate the 11 shared measures in DPHHS’s early childhood work.