189767 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)'s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) cross-site evaluation design and implementation challenges

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 9:40 AM

Bonnie G. McRee, MPH , Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT
The cross-site infrastructure for the SBIRT program supports three interrelated evaluation efforts: a process evaluation, an impact or outcome evaluation, and an economic evaluation. The process evaluation serves the critical role of establishing the overall evaluation's context and consequently aids in the interpretation of its findings; it also describes the content of grantees' interventions and their underlying logic models. The outcome evaluation provides information on what impact the SBIRT interventions have on the patients, health care practitioners, and grantees and intermediary organizations involved. The outcome evaluation also provides evidence on how specific practitioner and programmatic characteristics relate to effectiveness. The economic evaluation provides information on the cost, cost-effectiveness, and cost-benefit of the interventions. This presentation will highlight the creation of the evaluation design and the challenges faced in implementing it.

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the multi-pronged study design to evaluate a national SBIRT program Explore challenges faced in implementing the design Discuss lessons learned to date in designing an evaluation for a national initiative on screening and brief intervention.

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