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Program Assessment Rating Tool

The Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) measures the performance of every Federal program and holds the U.S. Government accountable for improvement. This tool:

  • Evaluates the effectiveness of Federal programs in a consistent way
  • Identifies each program's accomplishments as well as areas needing improvement
  • Reports the ratings to the public

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Federal agencies worked together to create PART, a list of questions about a Federal program's performance and management. Answers to these questions determine a program's overall rating. After each assessment is completed, a program improvement plan is defined for the next performance assessment.

PART Goals

The C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program continues and expands upon the preceding Federal program, the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry. Until new goals are determined, the long-term goals of the preceding Federal program will be continued. These annual goals include:

  • Helping 5,513 people to receive a bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant by the year 2013. (This is an increase of 23 percent over the 2010 goal.)
  • Assisting 845 people from diverse racial and ethnic heritages to receive a bone marrow or cord blood transplant by the year 2013. (This is an increase of 33 percent over the 2010 goal.)
  • Improving patient outcomes one year after transplant.

To view the OMB's evaluation of these goals, see Program Assessment, National Bone Marrow Donor Registry (succeeded by C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program).

Performance standards and measurements were incorporated into each of the four Federal contracts to ensure progress toward achieving these long-term goals.

Government Rating of Federal Programs

Learn how the U.S. Government rates the performance of its programs and view the ratings of specific programs.

Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Acts of 2005 and 2010

Read more about the bills that were passed by the United States Congress to help patients who need a bone marrow or cord blood transplant.

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