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Performance measurement and resource allocation,Issue 63, Autumn 2017.

Creator:

Brian Galvin

Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Report
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland
Description:

In preparing Reducing harm, supporting recovery, 1 the Department of Health commissioned a performance measurement system to help determine the impact of the strategy on problem substance use at a population level. A performance measurement framework for Drug and Alcohol Task Forces 2 (DAFT) aims to capture how successful task forces are at reducing problem substance use within their own areas. This will help to identify both good practice and weaknesses in local responses and help to guide the allocation of resources to bring about better local services and systemic improvements.

 

The approach taken in developing this system is consistent with the understanding of wellbeing in the Healthy Ireland 3 strategy. This approach goes beyond reporting outputs or reporting on progress in particular strategic actions and seeks to measure changes in the behaviours that lead to ill-health and threaten wellbeing. The drugs strategy has a number of population-based objectives and it is only by measuring the population effects of interventions that these objectives can be fully evaluated. This is what the authors of A performance measurement framework for Drug and Alcohol Task Forces set out to do. They developed a longitudinal framework to measure the impact of interventions on the level of problem substance use in task force areas. When effects at the local level are aggregated, the success of the strategy as a whole can be assessed.

Date:

01/11/2017

DOI:

10.14655/6841-1128530

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

Brian Galvin. (2017) Performance measurement and resource allocation,Issue 63, Autumn 2017. [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/1128530 [Accessed: 18th October 2019].

  

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