NPC will assist with performance measurement and conduct an evaluation of a jail-based MAT (medication assisted treatment) program. The program seeks to coordinate care, streamline services, and fill service gaps.
The evaluation will include process, outcome, and cost components. The process evaluation and provision of technical assistance regarding data quality and completeness are intended to ensure continuous improvement of the program. Program outcomes that will be measured include recidivism (rearrests and re-incarceration) and emergency department utilization. The cost evaluation will use the Transactional and Institutional Cost Analysis Approach to measure cost savings related to improved outcomes.
Funding Source: Columbia River Mental Health Services has contracted with NPC Research to conduct the evaluation using funds from a federal SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) grant.
Start Date: November 2018
Co-PI and Project Director
Lyndsey Smith, B.A.