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By National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Panel on Performance Measures and Data for Public Health Performance Partnership Grants, Jeffrey J. Koshel, Ed

ISBN-10: 0309057965

ISBN-13: 9780309057967

The U.S. division of health and wellbeing and Human prone is conducting an formidable new application to guarantee that money for public health and wellbeing courses are spent as successfully as attainable. lower than the hot software, each nation will advance a suite of functionality targets to degree its growth by way of results, strategies, and skill. within the first section of this system, states are to suggest such measures to be completed over 3 to 5 years. This e-book examines the technical concerns taken with the improvement of functionality measures in 10 parts: psychological healthiness, substance abuse, HIV an infection, sexually transmitted ailments, tuberculosis, immunization, persistent ailments, incapacity, rape, and emergency scientific companies. From greater than 3,200 candidate measures proposed by means of researchers, policymakers, and public well-being execs, the panel proposes greater than 50 power consequence measures. The e-book information the benefits and barriers of power measures in addition to the information assets which may help them. This quantity could be a useful source to every body thinking about public health and wellbeing.

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It is important to include people at the state and local levels who are most knowledgeable about substance abuse in those decisions.  The performance measures presented here may serve as useful models for measures that could be developed for other important areas of public health.  The panel identified only one measure that could be used with currently available data.  Over the long run (5–10 years), effective programs of prevention should be able to accomplish a measurable reduction in the rate of sexual assault.

Finally, whenever possible, coordination of data collection effort among other performance measurement efforts is highly desirable to maximize efficiency and minimize data burden and cost. 0) requires HMOs seeking accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance to report on influenza immunizations for their Medicare members and for high­risk adults under age 65.  However, the specification of such measures must await DHHS­state agreements and should be restricted to carefully specified circumstances until relevant outcome measures are available.

15. Page 31 Examples of Process Measures Program Strategy: Reduce barriers to receiving treatment from specific providers Process Measure: Percentage of patients with insurance coverage for specific treatments Process Measure: Percentage of patients reporting no transportation barriers to obtain necessary services Process Measure: Percentage of physicians and other care providers receiving cultural competency training Program Strategy: Improve quality of services provided Process Measure: Percentage of cases followed up after most recent contact Process Measure: Percentage of known intravenous drug users with access to needle exchange program Examples of Capacity Measures Resources Percentage of high­risk communities with nearby testing and screening services from multiple types of health providers and public health organizations Planning Percentage of the state's population who reside in communities that are engaged in formal community processes for assessing and planning for HIV/STD/TB prevention and treatment services.

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