State Systems Development Initiative

This Initiative Supports access to data that is needed to assure quality programming for the MCH population, including children with special health care needs and their families.

Special Health Services administers the State Systems Development Initiative (SSDI) grant. The purpose of SSDI is to develop, enhance, and expand State Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) data capacity. Improved data capacity supports effective, efficient, and quality programming for women, infants, children and youth, including children and youth with special health care needs in North Dakota.

SSDI addresses the following three goals:

  • Build and expand State MCH data capacity to support Title V program efforts and contribute to data driven decision making in MCH programs.
  • Support the State's Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) to reduce infant mortality through improved availability and reporting of timely data to inform efforts and track outcomes that drive quality improvement and collaborative learning.
  • Advance the utilization of both the minimum and core data sets for State Title V MCH programs.

For more information, please contact Special Health Services at:

Special Health Services
North Dakota Department of Health
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 301
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Phone: 701.328.2436
Toll Free: 800.755.2714
TTY: 800.366.6888
Fax: 701.328.1645