What is the approved efficiency measure for CBCAP under PART?
OMB has approved an efficiency measure for CBCAP which is to increase the percentage of CBCAP total funding that supports evidence-based and evidence-informed child abuse prevention programs and practices. This efficiency measure was developed by the CBCAP and PART Outcomes Workgroup.
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:
- Emerging and Evidence Informed Programs and Practices – This reflects programs or practices that have a strong theoretical foundation and are considered generally accepted practice for preventing abuse or neglect. Programs and practices may have been evaluated using less rigorous evaluation designs (e.g. pre-post test, no comparison groups) or an evaluation may be in process with results not yet available.
- Promising Programs and Practices – This reflects programs or activities in which there has been at least one study using some type of control or comparison group and was found to effective in promoting positive outcomes to prevent abuse or neglect.
- Supported - Efficacious – This reflects programs or practices with at least two rigorous randomized control trials (or other comparable methodology) which found it to be effective. The program or practice has not been replicated in multiple sites.
- Well-Supported – Effective – This reflects programs or practices with at least two rigorous randomized control trials (or other comparable methodology) which found it to be effective. The program or practice has been replicated in multiple sites.
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 NC 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: