National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy

Understanding the PAIMI Program Performance Report (PPR)

John Jones

Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) programs are required to provide an annual report on all meaningful program activities. This is known as the Program Performance Report -- the PAIMI PPR. Each year's PPR provides a detailed portrait of that P&A program at that moment in time.

For individuals interested in how their state's PAIMI program is carrying out its mandate to advocate for and protect rights (e.g., PAIMI Advisory Council members, PAIMI clients, or other stakeholders) the PPR is the best single source of information about the program. However, because of its length -- a blank PPR form is over 30 pages long--and its complexity, a PAIMI PPR can be very difficult to read and understand. At first glance, a PAIMI PPR can be downright intimidating...

This workshop will provide a "guided PPR tour." It will help participants cut through the confusion and learn how to use the PPR as a powerful tool for understanding their PAIMI program.