The National Outcome Measures (NOMs) are the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) approach to performance measures. States are required to report on National Outcome Measures for both prevention and treatment programs as part of block grant requirements.
National Outcome Measures are broken down into sub-categories called “domains”. Vermont is collecting data from prevention grantees to report on the three domains in bold below. DSU grantees are required to collect the data throughout their grant period and submit it as part of their regular reporting activities for the grant.
- Domain 1: Reduced Morbidity – Abstinence from Drug or Alcohol Use
- Domain 2: Employment/Education
- Domain 3: Crime and Criminal justice
- Domain 4: Social Connectedness
- Domain 5: Access/Capacity
- Domain 6: Retention
- Domain 7: Cost Effectiveness
- Domain 8: Use of Evidence-based Practices and Strategies