State Data Use Spotlight: New York

Debbie Shaver and Kristin Ruedel (NCSI) in collaboration with Kirsten Siegenthaler, Jessica Simmons, and Katherine Reksc (New York Department of Health)

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State Data Use Spotlight: New York

The New York Department of Health (NYSDOH), which serves as the lead agency for the New York State Early Intervention Program (NYSEIP), recognized the challenges in effecting lasting change across a large and diverse workforce within a complex system. State leaders sought to provide a meaningful and data-driven process for the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) and build capacity of local teams to use evidence to identify, implement and sustain SSIP improvement strategies and practices. The state selected the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Breakthrough Series model to create an environment of systemic quality improvement.

This state spotlight highlights NYSEIP’s use of the Breakthrough Series model to create sustained improvements in the quality of services for children and families.

April 2019


Infrastructure Development > Early Intervention Service Capacity


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SSIP Phase



Family Outcomes

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