University at Albany

Healthy Families New York

Since 1995, CHSR has been working with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to conduct a variety of studies of Healthy Families New York (HFNY), a multi-site program designed to prevent child abuse and neglect, increase parental self-sufficiency, and enhance child health and development.

Systems & Software Development

Management Information System:  CHSR has designed and maintains a Management Information System (MIS) installed at 39 HFNY sites. Information is gathered on the mother (or other primary caregiver), child, father, other household members, and workers. Data are collected on family demographics, medical events, pregnancy outcomes, home visits, referrals, developmental screens, parental stress, training, educational attainment, and employment. Performance measures monitor attainment toward program goals. In addition to providing evaluation data, the system is capable of producing on-site statistical reports to assist in program monitoring, administration, and management of cases. CHSR offers on-site training, telephone and email support, special report requests, and regular statewide training sessions. CHSR also designed and maintains the statewide HFNY website.

Contact: Sandra McGinnis, Ph.D