Public and Behavioral Health
State Opioid Response Grant Program Evaluation
The State of Colorado’s Behavioral Health Administration received federal funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response (SOR) grant to connect individuals experiencing opioid use disorder with treatment and resources needed for recovery. The Evaluation Center supports the monitoring and evaluation for several program initiatives under the SOR grant.
Community Reinforcement and Family Training
The Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) program brings together family members and friends of people with a substance use disorder (SUD) once per week for 10-12 weeks. During the sessions, a trained CRAFT facilitator guides participants through strategies that may increase positive interactions with their loved one who is struggling with a SUD. The participants are encouraged to connect with each other and share their challenges and successes as they navigate their relationships with their loved ones. The program focuses on increasing participants’ well-being regardless of their loved one’s SUD or treatment outcomes. The CRAFT curriculum aims to provide participants with the skills and confidence to re-establish or improve their relationships, including fostering one that encourages treatment entry or maintenance. CRAFT programming is facilitated through more than 25 organizations across the state including at SUD treatment and recovery centers, recovery coach agencies, and community-based non-profit organizations.
Feasibility Assessment for Culturally Appropriate Treatment in Native American Communities
Individual Placement and Support Services
Jail-Based and Medication Assisted Treatment
Mobile Health Units Delivering Medication-Assisted Treatment
Peer Recovery Coaches/Peer Navigators
Government Performance Results Act (GPRA)
The IPS, Peers, CRA and MHU evaluations are based on the RE-AIM Framework (reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance). A multi-methods approach is used across all the evaluations including:
- Logic model development
- In-depth interviews
- Focus groups
- Journey mapping
- Quantitative analysis of administrative data
- Geographic mapping
- Shared data interpretation
The Feasibility Assessment for Culturally Appropriate Treatment in Native American Communities was guided by the principles of the Indigenous Evaluation Framework, ensuring respect for Tribal data self-determination.
For GPRA, we developed HIPAA-compliant tracking systems for monitoring and data collection. We also created a tracking system so Peer Navigators can collect real-time de-identified data in the field using their cell phones.
October 2018 – September 2022