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QMETRIC Implementation & Quality Improvement (2016-2020)

The QMETRIC Implementation and Quality Improvement project seeks to place children at the center of the health care quality movement. By assessing care for all children within a state, health plan, or health system, QMETRIC will implement its already-developed and validated pediatric quality measures to identify specific ways to improve pediatric population health, including more effective resource utilization and practices promoting better quality of life.

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Featured Faculty

Ellen Selkie, MD

Ellen M. Selkie, M.D., M.P.H.

Ellen Selkie, MD, MPH, is a Clinical Lecturer in Adolescent Medicine at the University of Michigan. Dr. Selkie’s research at CHEAR seeks to understand how adolescents use digital technology in both prosocial and antisocial ways, and how peer interactions through social media may impact health outcomes in the adolescent and young adult populations.

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Research from the National Poll on Children's Health

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Handling child health needs during the school day

Parents are more confident that their child's school can provide first aid (77%) than assist a student having an asthma attack (58%) or a mental health problem (38%). Parents view school nurses as most likely to provide first aid or handle an asthma attack, but are less sure about which staff would assist with mental health issues. Parents may overestimate the amount of time a school nurse is onsite at their child's school.