Board Approves Sup. Fletcher, Lawson-Remer Plan for New Office of Evaluation, Performance and Analytics
Today the County Board of Supervisors approved a plan by Chair Nathan Fletcher and Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer to prioritize evidence and data in decision-making, and ensure major policies are evaluated to ensure they are living up to their promises.
The board approved a new Office of Evaluation, Performance, and Analytics to oversee this new focus on “evidence-based policy” – an approach that prioritizes high-quality research and continuous improvement in policymaking instead of anecdotes, ideology, and inertia toward the status quo.
“Data is vital to decision-making for behavioral health and homeless services,” said Chair Fletcher. “This new office will support improved data-sharing between the County and its state, federal and non-profit partners; with this information, we can ensure vulnerable populations receive patient-centered, care-coordination.”
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