MOQA (Measurements, Outcomes, and Quality Assessment) is a county-driven, DHCS-supported effort to improve statewide reporting on outcomes resulting from programs supported through Mental Health Services Act (MHSA, Prop 63) funds. CIBHS supports DHCS and California counties in designing measures, creating tools, collecting data, and building reports in a consistent fashion across the state. Currently, MOQA is focused on data collection for Suicide Prevention (SP) and Stigma and Discrimination Reduction (SDR) programs.
Pilot SP and SDR collection will take place from January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019, with reporting on the collected data expected in early Fiscal Year 19-20. Counties will collect and submit data on each SP and SDR activity they undertake during the pilot period, as well as conduct participant surveys for all SP; and SDR training activities. DHCS is partnering with CIBHS to support three distinct data collection options during the pilot period. Counties can find details on each data collection option and download necessary materials below. CIBHS will provide training and technical assistance for all three data collection options during the pilot period.
Data Collection Period: January 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019
Data to Collect:
Program Data – Information on all SP and SDR programs conducted during the Data Collection Period
Participant Data – Participant surveys for individuals who attended SP or SDR trainings during the Data Collection Period.
Counties should complete the appropriate Program Data form for all SP and SDR strategies implemented during the Data Collection Period. For training activities, counties should also collect participant survey from training attendees. Counties can choose to collect and submit data via the three options listed on this page. Data Collection Guidelines are available here: MOQA Reporting Guidelines
Counties can enter data directly into the electronic Behavioral Health Solutions (eBHS) tool and view reports on the data entered. DHCS will provide up to two eBHS user licenses per county for the pilot period. Follow these steps to collect MOQA data using eBHS:
(Optional) Attend or watch the eBHS MOQA demo to familiarize yourself with the data collection tools in eBHS.
Complete the MOQA Data Collection survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z9F88KP, select option 1, and provide the names and email addresses of up to two authorized MOQA users for your county.
Log onto eBHS and enter MOQA data. *Detailed instructions coming soon*
Counties can adapt their EHR to collect and export MOQA data. CIBHS will provide the necessary details for data collection and a template for data export. Follow these steps to collect MOQA data using your existing EHR:
Counties can collect MOQA data using manual collection tools. CIBHS will provide PDF and Survey Monkey versions of the data collection forms and a template for compiling collected data. Follow these steps to collect MOQA data manually:
Transcribe Participant data from paper forms into the data export template. Data entered into Survey Monkey will automatically transfer into the data export template; CIBHS will provide each county with an extract of all data collected via Survey Monkey for their county at the end of the pilot period.
Frequently Asked Questions will be updated throughout the pilot period. Check here regularly for answers to common questions about MOQA.
Q: What is the time frame for collecting MOQA SP and SDR data?
A: The pilot period for collecting MOQA SP and SDR data is January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019. Counties should collect data for all SPP and SDR activities during that time period.
Q: Can I use the MOQA surveys to collect data outside of the pilot period?
A: Yes! You can use the MOQA data collection tools to collect data at any time, but only data for activities between January 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019 will be included in the pilot MOQA SP and SDR reports. We plan to conduct a robust, statewide MOQA SP and SDR data collection in FY 2019-20.
Q: Are counties required to collect MOQA data and submit it to CIBHS for inclusion in statewide MOQA reports?
A: No, participation in MOQA is not required. However, MOQA provides a unique opportunity for counties to shape the way outcomes data is collected and reported in California, and the more counties who participate, the better!
Q: Can I change my county’s authorized eBHS users?
A: Yes. To change your county’s authorized eBHS users, the county’s MOQA contact person should email Samantha Spangler at email@example.com with the name and email address of the users to be added and/or removed.
Q: What should I do if my county wants to have more than 2 eBHS users?
A: At this time, DHCS and CIBHS are only able to guarantee access to eBHS for 2 users per county. However, additional licenses may be available depending on the number of counties that choose to use eBHS to collect MOQA data. Counties can inquire about the availability of additional licenses through CIBHS by contacting Samantha Spangler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Counties can also choose to purchase additional licenses directly from eCenter Research by contacting Steve Weatherbee at email@example.com.
Q: My county wants to change their data collection approach. Is that possible?
A: Yes. CIBHS and DHCS are asking counties to select their preferred data collection option so we can estimate the amount and types of support needed during the pilot period, but counties are free to use any or all data collection methods during the period. CIBHS is available to provide technical assistance to counties who wish to change their data collection method.
We want to hear from you! Click on this link to tell CIBHS who to update with the latest MOQA information, which data collection option you prefer, which languages you need for participant surveys, and who should have access to eBHS. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z9F88KP