Performance Improvement 2004. performance outcome measures project - field testing phase


The Performance Outcomes Measures project (POMP) has been sponsored by the Administration on Aging (AoA) to develop performance-based measures for evaluating aging services. Another goal is to develop a prototype system for recording and reporting agency level information. POMP is a multi-agency collaboration involving state and local agencies on aging, AoA, contractors and consultants. The performance measures developed for this project covered a range of issues such as documenting the services which are targeted to persons with the greatest social and economic needs, as the Older Americans Act requires. It also identified, explored, or monitored important aspects of the services provided on the communities and client populations served by programs, even where no clear link to services can be established and analyzed. AOA recently provided grants to thirteen states for a third year of field testing of the survey instruments developed during the first year of the project. The Performance Outcome Measures Project has resulted in the development of measurement instruments that the Administration on Aging has applied on a national basis in FY 2003 and FY 2004. The resulting national data are key to AoA performance measures under the Government Performance and Results Act and OMB’s Program Assessment Rating Tool. AoA has extended the project to pursue the development of performance measurement instruments that link program impact to program costs.

PIC ID: 6855
Agency Sponsor: AOA-OASA, Office of Assistant Secretary for Aging
Federal Contact: Burns, Frank, 202-357-3516
Performer: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD

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