Office of Performance and Evaluation
The Office of Performance and Evaluation, in collaboration with the respective ACL program offices, implements, oversees and manages ACL’s program performance responsibilities, data collection systems, and program evaluation activities. This includes: coordinating ACL activities related to the collection, analysis, and dissemination of national and program data on older individuals and individuals with disabilities; preparing and reporting data for Congress and the public; developing plans and priorities for evaluation of ACL programs; managing evaluation projects and performing intramural evaluation studies; preparing reports of the results of program and impact evaluations; and, providing technical guidance on evaluation activities conducted as part of ACL’s discretionary grants programs. Additionally, the Office compiles, publishes, and disseminates information on demographic data and data from other Federal agencies on the health, social and economic status of older persons and persons with disabilities, as well as performs routine and special statistical analyses of data for ACL offices, other Federal and non-Federal organizations, and the general public.
For more information about data and evaluations, visit ACL Data & Evaluations.
Additionally, in an effort to help reduce the lag time between generating new research results and implementation of those results in states and communities, ACL has partnered with the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide descriptive information and expert ratings for evidence-based programs by researchers and intervention developers across the nation. For more information, please visit the Aging and Disability Evidence-Based Programs and Practices page.