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Healthy Missourians for Life.

DHSS' Mission

To be the leader in promoting, protecting and partnering for health.

Performance management is the practice of actively using performance data to improve the public's health. This practice involves strategic use of performance measures and standards to establish performance targets and goals, to prioritize and allocate resources, to inform managers about needed adjustments or changes in policy or program directions to meet goals, to frame reports on the success in meeting performance goals, and to improve the quality of public health practice.

Performance Management components include:

Performance Standards - establishment of organizational or system performance standards, targets and goals and relevant indicators to improve public health practice

Performance Measures - application and use of performance indicators and measures

Reporting of Progress - documentation and reporting of progress in meeting standards and targets and sharing of such information through feedback

Quality Improvement - establishment of a program or process to manage change and achieve quality improvement in public health policies, programs or infrastructure based on performance standards, measurements and reports.
A Performance Management System is the continuous use of all the above practices so that they are integrated into the organization's core operations. Performance management can be carried out at multiple levels, including the program, organization, community, and state levels.

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