Note: Information on this page is subject to change. Applicants should always refer to the performance measure instructions published with the NOFO. Grantees should refer to the performance measure instructions for the grant year in which they were funded.
Number of clients to whom information on health insurance, health care access and health benefits programs is delivered.
Goal 1: Healthy Futures: Access to Care
Definition of Key Terms
Health insurance: Risk arrangement that assures financial coverage for a defined range of health care services, known as benefits, only if these are required. Coverage is offered to an individual or group in exchange for regular payments (premiums paid regardless of use of benefits) by a licensed third party (not a health care provider) or entity, usually an insurance company or government agency that pays for medical services but does not receive or provide health care services.
Preventive health care services: Preventive health behavior is "any activity undertaken by an individual who is (believed to be) healthy for the purpose of preventing or detecting illness in an asymptomatic state" (Kasl and Cobb 1966, p.246). In the context of healthcare services this may include the provision of a range of activities such as immunizations, family planning, and health/wellness education. More broadly this includes individuals engaging in lifestyle changes (e.g., nutrition, exercise) to help mitigate risk of disease.
How to Calculate/ Measure/ Collect Data
The information may be delivered using methods such as individual-level interactions, group-level interactions, hotlines, clearinghouses, etc.
Count unduplicated new individuals who are provided with information, as a result of the grantee's activities. If more than one method of delivery is used (e.g., a group-level interaction followed by an individual-level interaction), count the client only once.
Grantee reports and logs of interactions with clients.