A series of tools have been developed to support state efforts to implement this measure.
For each data input template, there is an associated answer template. The data input template helps calculate the numbers you will need, and the answer template summarizes all the answers from the data template in one place for ease of analysis. When completing the data input templates, caution should be given when using small numbers, and in such instances, states can instead compile a range of data years or use a rolling average. Furthermore, states might find it more practical to use different age groups or variations of the suggested data metrics depending on what data are available. Once completed, there are some nuances to interpreting the results from the data input templates. Please consult with data management or statistical analysis staff in your agency.