Personal Outcome Measures®:
25 Years of Person-Centered Discovery and Achieving Outcomes
CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership’s Personal Outcome Measures® (POMs) are used to identify people’s quality of life outcomes, plan supports, and gather information and data about individual outcomes. We conduct Personal Outcome Measures® interviews to demonstrate the link between personally defined quality of life and excellence in person-centered services, and the importance of data in planning and making change.
As a data-driven organization, CQL continuously re-examines the data to reflect the real-world changes in quality of life for people who receive human services and supports, as well as ever changing service systems.
CQL utilizes this data to help improve the quality of life of people with disabilities, and the services organizations provide to support them. To do so, CQL analyzes and publishes this data in peer-reviewed journals, research summaries, and Capstone e-Newsletters. This report aggregates data from the last 25 years about the quality of life of people with disabilities to serve as lessons to guide future directions of the field.