Performance Measures

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The National EMSC Performance Measures are designed to track progress toward program goals.

Performance measures are the primary goals of the EMSC State Partnership Program and serve as standards of achievement for grantees. The first set of National EMSC Performance Measures was released in 2006 and a second set in 2017. The Federal EMSC Program released a new set of performance measures in 2023.

Current Measures (2023-2027)

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For the April 2023–March 2027 grant cycle, there are nine performance measures and two evaluative measures for State Partnership Program grantees.

The nine performance measures focus on:

  • Hospital emergency departments (EDs): Establishing standardized recognition programs, increasing the number of pediatric emergency care coordinators (PECCs), ensuring staff weigh and record children in kilograms, and ensuring hospital disaster plans address the needs of children.
  • Prehospital settings: Establishing standardized recognition programs for EMS agencies, increasing PECCs, increasing the number of EMS agencies that have a process for skills-checking on the use of pediatric equipment, and ensuring EMS agency disaster plans address the needs of children.
  • Family representation: Prioritizing and advancing family partnership and leadership in efforts to improve EMSC systems of care.

The two evaluative measures are designed to:

  • (I) assess EMSC Program permanence, and
  • (II) ensure EMSC-related mandates and statutes are in place.

Performance & Evaluative Measure Resources for Grantees

Page last updated: November 17, 2023