Maternal Death Data Frame (Department of Health)

Adanya Lustig filed this request with the Department of Health of Washington.
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From: Adanya Lustig

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

The data record layout, data frame, or any equivalent data framework used by this agency to document maternal deaths. Materials responsive to this portion of this request should include reference to the data elements collected by this department and should not include any personal information. Please feel free to redact any personally-identifying information.

If any clarification is necessary, please feel free to call the MuckRock Office at 617-299-1832.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Adanya Lustig

From: Department of Health

Dear Adanya Lustig,

We received your public records request on Ocotber 19, 2017, for the following records: "The data record layout, data frame, or any equivalent data framework used by this agency to document maternal deaths.".

I have forwarded your request to the division within the Department of Health that can respond to the request in the most accurate, complete and expeditious manner. Someone from Preventions and Community Health (PCH) will process your request and will contact you shortly.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Cori Tarzwell via email at PCHPublicRecordsRequest@doh.wa.gov or phone at (360) 236-3797.

Sincerely,

Richard Stringfellow
Forms and Records Analyst 3
Health Systems Quality Assurance (HSQA)
HSQA/Public Disclosure Unit
PO Box 47865
Olympia, WA 98504-7865
Phone: (360) 236-4832 Fax: (360) 586-2171
Email: richard.stringfellow@doh.wa.gov<mailto:richard.stringfellow@doh.wa.gov>

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From: Adanya Lustig

Hi Richard,

Thanks for the help!

Best,
Adanya

From: Department of Health

October 24, 2017

Adanya Lustig
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Adanya Lustig,
We received your public records request on October 19, 2017, for the following records: "The data record layout, data frame, or any equivalent data framework used by this agency to document maternal deaths. Materials responsive to this portion of this request should include reference to the data elements collected by this department and should not include any personal information. Please feel free to redact any personally-identifying information."
We understand that you are asking for:
Sources of data and methodology used in developing the report.
Please confirm our understanding of your request above. We also left a voicemail at the number you provided. We would happy to receive your clarification via e-mail or phone. If we have not heard back from you within 30 calendar days from the date of this letter, we will begin to locate, assemble and prepare records based on our understanding of your request. We estimate that we will provide you with a first installment on or before November 6, 2017. If you no longer want the requested records, please let us know.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact our office at PCHPublicRecordsRequests@doh.wa.gov or by phone at (360) 236-3574.

Sincerely,

Nick Lee

Public Records Coordinator

Prevention and Community Health

P.O. Box 47855

Olympia, WA 98501

From: Adanya Lustig

Hi Nick,

I'm looking for what data the department is collecting, but not the data itself. Does that make sense? So, whether the department is collecting data on marital status, region, etc for maternal deaths. I'm not in the office today but I can give you a call tomorrow to clarify if that would be helpful!

Best,
Adanya

From: Department of Health

October 27, 2017

Lustig, Adanya
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Adanya Lustig,

We received your clarification on October 25, 2017, for the following records: sources of data and methodology used in developing the report. Thank you for your clarification.

I have enclosed a PDF of the final 2017 maternal mortality report identified as responsive records to your public records disclosure request for a first installment. The report details our sources of data and methodology used in developing the report. In our next installment, we will provide the data headers so you can get more detail on what information we are pulling from the data sources.

We estimate the agency will be able to locate, assemble, review for exemptions, and then provide the next installment of records responsive to your request on or before November 6, 2017.

In the event you no longer need the requested records, please notify us.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact our office at PCHPublicRecordsRequests@doh.wa.gov or by phone at (360) 236-3574.

Sincerely,

Nick Lee

Public Records Coordinator

Prevention and Community Health

P.O. Box 47855

Olympia, WA 98501

From: Department of Health

October 31, 2017

Lustig, Adanya
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Adanya Lustig,

We received your clarification on October 25, 2017, for the following records: sources of data and methodology used in developing the report. Thank you for your clarification.

I have enclosed four records identified as responsive records to your public records disclosure request. This is the final installment to your request. Since all identified records have been provided to you, this request is considered closed.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact our office at PCHPublicRecordsRequests@doh.wa.gov or by phone at (360) 236-3574.

Sincerely,

Nick Lee

Public Records Coordinator

Prevention and Community Health

P.O. Box 47855

Olympia, WA 98501

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