Clark County STAR (Strategic Treatment Approach to Reentry) Program Evaluation: MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment) and Psychosocial Services for People with Opioid Use Disorders

Status: current

Research Purpose:

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.

Project Design:

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

Project Team

Principal Investigator

Shannon Carey, Ph.D.

Co-PI and Project Director

Marny Rivera, Ph.D.

Project Staff

Adrian Johnson, M.S.W.

Kate Kissick, B.A.

Mark Waller, B.A.

Lyndsey Smith, B.A.