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Forum on Performance Measures Description
The Forum on Performance Measures in Behavioral Healthcare and Related Services (“Forum”) was charged by SAMHSA in 2001 to become the coordinating vehicle for development of field-specific measures of performance for the behavioral health care field.  Its mission is to improve the delivery of behavioral health treatment and prevention services by supporting the development and adoption of broadly applicable indicators and measures to assess organizational performance and consumer outcomes.  These indicators and measures should be designed to serve the needs of both external accountability as well as internal quality improvement. The Forum provides an ongoing venue for collaboration, coordination, and communication between the various initiatives, both public and private, which are already working separately to measure service access & delivery, quality, and outcomes.  The Forum also fosters the sharing of information and experiences of provider, government, employer, consumer, and accreditation groups in implementing performance and outcome measurement practices and initiatives. Read more