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
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
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
Q: What is the time frame for collecting MOQA SP and
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
A: Yes. To change your county’s authorized eBHS
users, the county’s MOQA contact person should email Samantha
Spangler at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. Counties
can also choose to purchase additional licenses directly from
eCenter Research by contacting Steve Weatherbee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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