Performance management is a systematic approach to improving public health through standards, planning, measuring, and continuous improvement. Measures allow us to assess the effectiveness of our work, decide what to do differently, and communicate to customers, decision makers, and employees.
Department of Health
The Department of Health's (DOH) Performance Management System (PDF) is the continuous use of performance standards, performance measures, reporting progress, and quality improvement. They are integrated into our agency's core operations. Performance management is carried out at multiple levels from programs to divisions to the agency as a whole.
Governor Jay Inslee introduced Washington State's new performance management system, Results Washington, in September 2013, outlining his priorities for the state. The Governor established this new strategic framework to set the state's vision and mission, as well as the foundational expectation of all state agencies to achieve goals collaboratively.
As a part of Results Washington, agencies strategically apply Lean thinking, tools and techniques across state government operations to eliminate waste and create more value for the taxpayers.
Goal 3: Sustainable Energy and a Clean Environment
Goal 4: Healthy and Safe Communities
1.2.A.d.1: Increase percentage of persons with healthy weight among Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders from 33% to 35%; American Indians/Alaska Natives from 21% to 25%; Blacks from 23% to 26%; Hispanics from 31% to 33% by 2016
Best Practices in Performance Measurement (PDF); A National State Auditors Association Best Practices Document