Tracking SOAR Outcomes
Tracking SOAR outcomes is a critical way to document successes and to target technical assistance needs. Using the SOAR Online Application Tracking (OAT) program, case workers can easily enter application outcome data and generate reports to use for local sustainability efforts.
Tracking outcomes is important not only for supporting sustainability and expansion efforts, but for helping inform quality review and target technical assistance needs. Don’t forget to enter your application information into your state’s outcomes tracking program! Celebrate and share your successes with the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center at email@example.com to be featured in our eNewsletter.
|Component||Key Questions||Where to locate information|
|Outcome of application decisions||
|Application processing time||
|SOAR critical components used||
|Housing status at application and decision||
|Medicaid and public assistance reimbursements||
Online Application Tracking (OAT) Program
SOAR offers the Online Application Tracking (OAT) program free of charge. Using OAT will help you:
- Keep track of all SOAR-assisted applications in one, easy to use system,
- Record decisions on initial applications, reconsiderations, and ALJ hearings, and
- Summarize outcomes in reports for use in sustainability efforts.
Learn more about OAT and register
- Read the user guides on the OAT homepage.
- Check with your State Team Lead or SOAR TA Center Liaison to see if OAT is being used in your area.
- Once you complete the SOAR training, register for OAT.
If you have any questions about OAT, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other data tracking systems
Your state or locality may use alternative data tracking systems, such as HMIS (Homeless Management Information System). If this applies, it is important to obtain training in this system upon completion of the SOAR Online Course, so that outcomes are entered into the appropriate system in a timely manner.
National outcomes reporting
The SAMHSA SOAR TA Center collects and reports on national outcomes each year (July 1-June 30). See how your state compares to others and be counted! Make sure that you have entered your outcomes when you get the reminder email in early July. View the latest SOAR National outcomes.
- August, 2022
- OAT and Outcomes