This session is designed to give an overview of the NOMs and SAMHSA evaluation in general, why it’s important to collect the data, why the NOMs indicators are good measures of program impact (though they are not clinical measures), how they are useful for staff (including both clinical and non-clinical staff, peers and non-peers alike), and finally, some “tricks of the trade” to maximize doing NOMs. “Tricks of the trade” include things like adding your own, homegrown questions, consumer satisfaction, or other measures to the NOMs for local use (i.e. taking advantage of the fact that if you have to do these surveys for SAMHSA, you can get more info from the clients that can help in programming, service provision, and organizational development).
Funding for this initiative was made possible by grant no. 1H79TI083022 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.