211580 Developing and employing performance measurement and evaluation tools, training, and technical assistance based on the strategic framework to enhance program effectiveness and efficiency

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 3:30 PM

Emily Shortridge, PhD, MPH, MPP , National Opinion Research Center, Bethesda, MD
Karen Harris, MPH , Public Health Research Department, NORC at the University of Chicago, Bethesda, MD
This presentation will describe how the Framework has been operationalized at the community level through one component of PIMS. Much of the content for the session will be derived from the efforts of specific OMH grantees to develop meaningful, measurable performance measures that describe the successes of their programs. The presentation will provide a short discussion of the methods PIMS trainers are using to assist grantees in focusing their evaluations, and to select appropriate performance measures. It will highlight challenges and successes that the grantees faced; and will provide some suggestions for best practices in helping community-based organizations to transition to more outcomes-focused performance measures.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: 1. Discuss challenges community-based organizations face in trying to incorporate outcomes-based performance measures in their evaluations and performance reporting; 2. Identify concrete, field-tested best practices for implementing outcomes-based performance measures in community-based organizations.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: PhD, MPH conducting research in area
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.