Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative – Oregon Tribal Projects Evaluation

Status: complete

Project: As part of the federal Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) in American Indian/Alaska Native communities, several Oregon tribes have received funds to promote methamphetamine and suicide prevention and treatment. NPC Research worked with three communities on the evaluation of their efforts.

Evaluation: NPC worked with these programs on evaluation design, data collection and reporting. Evaluation activities necessarily depend on project activities and needs. Evaluation activities have included database creation to aid with data collection, designing and implementing paper pre/post surveys to determine program impact, online client satisfaction surveys for clients in behavioral health services, administrative data request and analysis, and training staff on data collection and report writing to build and enhance internal evaluation capacity within these communities.

Funding Source: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Start Date: October 2009

Project Team

Principal Investigator

Tamara Perkins, Ph.D.