On November 13, the Administration for Community Living released the proposed semiannual performance measures for the ACL Traumatic Brain Injury State Partnership Program. The Notice of Comment Request is now available in the Federal Register and will be open for public comment until January 12, 2018. The proposed data collection forms may also be found on the ACL website for review.
ACL seeks to collect performance measure data from state grantees consistent with the TBI State Partnership program’s purpose and ACL’s mission to “maximize the independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities across the lifespan, and their families and caregivers.” Data will be collected on a semi-annual basis about the types of practices, protocols, and activities performed by each grantee, as well as the cost of each activity and the number and types of people they served. ACL will also request information about the number and types of individuals who receive TBI-related home and community based services. Finally, ACL seeks information regarding the involvement of people with TBI in advisory and program support roles.
The data collected will allow ACL to determine the extent to which the grant program is meeting its goals of expanding and improving services, generating sustainable funding streams, and enriching service systems to better serve individuals with TBI and their families. The data will also help ACL develop and expand baseline information around the nature and scope of the incidence of TBI. Additionally, this data collection will help ACL illustrate the return on investment of the TBI funds in terms of system change (i.e., changes in policies and practices and the development of networks).
Submit electronic comments on the collection of information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit written comments to:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
330 C Street SW
Washington, DC 20201
Attention: Thom Campbell.
For further information, contact Thom Campbell by telephone: (202) 795- 7263 or by email: email@example.com.