In FY 2001 the Evaluation and QM Section of Ryan White Grant Administration implemented comprehensive outcomes evaluation for all funded service categories. Examples of outcomes measured in the Houston EMA include:
- Health outcomes such as changes in CD4+ counts, viral load tests and stage of illness
- KAP (knowledge, attitudes and practices) outcomes such as changes in service utilization rates and adherence to drug treatment regimens
- Cost-effectiveness outcomes such as fewer days of HIV-related hospitalization
- Quality of life outcomes such as increased ability to perform activities of daily living
Client-level outcomes and indicators are tailored to the goals and objectives of each service category. Data collection methods include the CPCDMS, self-administered pre- and post-tests and standardized provider assessments.
The Evaluation and QM Section performs data analysis on a quarterly basis, providing results to service providers and the Ryan White Planning Council.
FY 2015 Outcomes Measures
FY 2014 Outcomes Measures