National Outcome Measures

Overview
National Outcome Measures serve as performance targets for State and Federally funded initiatives and programs for substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion, early intervention, and treatment services.

Established by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), these NOMs are designed to embody meaningful, real life outcomes for people who are striving to attain and sustain recovery; build resilience; and work, learn, live, and participate fully in their communities.

To learn more about the NOMs, visit SAMHSA's Data, Outcomes, and Quality site.

Collecting Local Data
Since 2007, the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs has asked local substance abuse prevention programs to collect NOMS data from those who have participated in prevention programming.  Since our prevention program co-sponsors community-wide events (including Town Hall Meetings, health fairs, and community training), we encourage everyone to take part in the NOMS survey.

This survey is being conducted throughout Pennsylvania between October 1st and November 30th, 2011. All questions are drawn from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.  To review copies of the survey, visit our document center.