245017 Systematizing the Collection, Analysis, and Reporting of Performance Data: OMH's Performance Data System

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 5:10 PM

Elizabeth Hair, PhD , Public Health, NORC at the University of Chicago, Bethesda, MD
OMH developed the Performance Data System (PDS) in order to systematize the collection, analysis, and reporting of their performance data. The PDS is a web-based integrated, one-stop, tool and resource to help OMH and other stakeholders to improve the strategic focus of their efforts, use evidence-based performance measures and practices in program planning and evaluation, and improve evaluation of program activities to determine outcomes and impacts achieved. Specifically, the PDS collects performance measurement data from OMH grantees and their partners. Measures are clearly linked to outcomes and longer-term objectives and goals. This presentation will provide participants with an overview of the PDS, its primary design features and overall organization of the application, a description of the different sections, navigation features, reporting and other administrative functionalities, and PDS resources developed for training purposes. Also discussed will be examples of how PDS data will be used primarily by OMH, OMB, other HHS leadership and program managers, and OMH and HHS partners engaged in work related to OMH's mission. In addition, the findings will be useful to all of those in both the public and private sectors whose missions and purpose are to improve the health of racial/ethnic minorities and ameliorate racial and ethnic health care and health status disparities in the U.S.

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Program planning
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe PDS design features, key functionalities, and how the development of its components was informed by the need to collect performance data. 2. Identify different tools and resources that were developed to properly train users.

Keywords: Evaluation, Evidence Based Practice

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I was one of the key developers of the OMH's Performance Data System.
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.