|CBCAP-PART Efficiency Measure|
What is the approved efficiency measure for CBCAP under PART?
For the purposes of this efficiency measure, we are defining evidence-based and evidence-informed programs and practices along a continuum which includes the following categories:
States submitted initial baseline data for this measure as part of their Annual Reports in December 2006. Based on the data received from all 50 States, DC and Puerto Rico, the baseline was determined to be 27%. That is, currently about 27% of all CBCAP total funding supports evidence-informed or evidence based programs and practices. This number reflects a weighted total percentage which assigns weights to the total funding based on the strength of the evidence. The Children’s Bureau and the CBCAP and PART Outcomes Workgroup have established an annual target of a 3% increase from the previous year’s total percentage. The Children’s Bureau will continue to provide updates to ACF/HHS/OMB regarding this measure.
The Children’s Bureau is working closely with the FRIENDS NRC to identify and provide the training and technical assistance needed by the States to support evidence-informed and evidence-based practices. We recognize that this will be a long-term systemic change effort.
Where can I find resources regarding the CBCAP-PART Efficiency Measure?
FRIENDS and the Children's Bureau have coordinated efforts for several publications to inform the practice of State Lead Agencies in understanding and implementing the CBCAP-PART Efficiency Measure. These include:
2008 Teleconference Archive on CBCAP and PART (2007 documents still valid for this year's application and should be used. No 2008 update was completed.)