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Coalition roles and responsibilities behavior, average score (Indicator)


The average score of organizations' behavior regarding roles and responsibilities of the coalition and its members.

Alternate names:

Short name
Coalition roles and responsibilities behavior

Outcome Areas


Using a common scale across indicators provides an evaluation system that is flexible, intuitive, and easy to analyze and report. The Omaha System is a common classification scheme and scoring system that has been translated to other common measures.

Using the Omaha System allows researchers to compare outcomes across a variety of indicators. Practitioners developed the Omaha System as part of four federally funded research projects conducted between 1975 and 1993. Staff and managers at the Visiting Nurse Association of Omaha and seven additional test sites revised and refined the structure and terms and established reliability, validity, and usability. The Omaha System was intended to be as intuitive, brief, and flexible as possible. Its structure, terms, definitions, and codes have not been copyrighted so that they are available for use without permission. Although the Omaha System exists in the public domain, it is necessary to maintain its integrity and identify a reference in publications and software.

Calculation rules

Computation Rule:

The sum of all domain behavior scores across organizations
A count of organizations with a domain behavior score


One data element. A five point scale rating behaviors in a particular domain, from 1 "not appropriate" to 5 "consistently appropriate".


The indicator can be developed as an average score across participants, or as the change measured pre- and post-intervention.


Omaha System Problem Review and KBS. Healthy Communities Team.

Martin KS. (2005). The Omaha System: A Key to Practice, Documentation, and Information Management (Reprinted 2nd ed.). Omaha, NE: Health Connections Press. Minnesota

Additional Attributes

Slot name Type Value Similar


Data collection

Observations and tests

Inputs and outputs

Organizational capacity

Terms of use

The Omaha System has existed in the public domain since 1975, and, therefore, is not held under copyright. The complete terms, definitions, and codes are presented in Appendix A and Appendix E of the 2005 book and may be used by anyone without permission and without a licensing fee from Health Connections Press or the developers. However, the terms and structure must be used as described in the 2005 book, and referenced (ie 2005 book or Web site).