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National Outcome Measures (NOMs) for Co-Occurring Disorders.


PB2012107168

Publication Date 2006
Page Count 4
Abstract The mission of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is to build resilience and facilitate recovery for people with or at risk for substance use and/or mental disorders. In 2001, SAMHSA created a matrix management system that outlines and guides the agencys activities in pursuit of this mission. The matrix includes 11 program priority areas, one of which addresses the unique needs of individuals with co-occurring disorderspersons with at least one mental disorder as well as an alcohol or drug use disorder. The matrix also includes a set of cross-cutting principles, including one recognizing the critical need for data for performance measurement and management. SAMHSA is in the process of developing and implementing a data strategy in order to measure the agencys success in meeting its mission. The National Outcome Measures (NOMs) are a key component of the data strategy. The NOMs have introduced a set of 10 measurable outcomes for three areas: mental health services, substance abuse treatment, and substance abuse prevention. As part of this effort, SAMHSAs activities and data have been reviewed to determine what outcomes could be measured for each NOMs domain. The highlights contained here represent the best summary information about NOMs currently available from nationallevel SAMHSA data sets for the co-occurring substance use and mental disorders program priority area. Since this is a preliminary overview, these national-level data are used to describe possible baselines or starting points from which to measure changes in the future. These baseline data on the co-occurring disorders population are available for 4 of the 10 NOMs domains: Reduced Morbidity, Social Connectedness, Access/Capacity, and Retention. Further work is under way to identify potential data sources for use as measures of outcomes for the remaining domains that address the needs of culturally diverse populations.
Keywords
  • Mental disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Alcohol disorder
  • Drug disorder
  • Mental health services
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Substance abuse prevention
  • Substance useage
Source Agency
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Corporate Authors Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 201212
National Outcome Measures (NOMs) for Co-Occurring Disorders.
National Outcome Measures (NOMs) for Co-Occurring Disorders.
PB2012107168

  • Mental disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Alcohol disorder
  • Drug disorder
  • Mental health services
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Substance abuse prevention
  • Substance useage
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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