To determine the extent of implementation of the two recommendations included in our initial audit report, Oversight of Obesity and Diabetes Prevention Programs (Report 2017-S-78).
Our initial audit report, issued on September 17, 2018, examined whether the Department of Health (Department) measured the effectiveness of the obesity and diabetes prevention programs in meeting their goals and whether it provided effective oversight of its service provider contracts to ensure claimed expenses were program appropriate and consistent with contract requirements. We identified opportunities for improved oversight, particularly regarding contractor performance, to ensure that contractor deliverables are outcome-based and correlate to Department expectations for the individual programs it is funding and to ensure that costs reported by the Department’s network of contractors are supported, appropriate, and reimbursable.
Department officials have made significant progress in correcting the problems we identified in the initial report. Both recommendations have been implemented.
State Government Accountability Contact Information:
Audit Director: Brian Reilly
Phone: (518) 474-3271; Email: [email protected]
Address: Office of the State Comptroller; Division of State Government Accountability; 110 State Street, 11th Floor; Albany, NY 12236