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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

National Poll on Children's Health

Preparing for a substitute sitter

Less than half of parents posted key emergency contact information in an easy-to-see location for the babysitter. Parents who lived more than 15 minutes from an ER were less likely to post key contact information than those in close proximity. In response to an urgent medical situation while babysitting, many adults would call the child's doctor or Poison Control, or bring the child to the ER.