The Consortium has over 25 years of experience monitoring and analyzing outcomes for substance use disorder programs. We have evaluated single- and multi-site projects for schools, cities, counties, and the State of Iowa, as well as, for national agencies (e.g., U.S. Department of Justice, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Department of Veterans Affairs, and U.S. Department of Education). Our evaluations of prevention programs often involve long-term monitoring of adolescent opinions and experience with substances and related issues. We often compare these observations with state-wide data from the Iowa Youth Survey; a study we are particularly equipped to accomplish, given that we have facilitated and evaluated every IYS since 2008. We also regularly perform process and ecological evaluations. Samples of our evaluation reports are available on our Projects and Reports page.
We typically work closely with an agency early in the grant application process to assist in developing the program evaluation plan, logic model, and setting measurable program goals. This arrangement allows us to integrate the program evaluation seamlessly with the agency's service provision throughout the process. We can write or assist with writing or reviewing the evaluation section of the application. We can also conduct an overall grant application review. We have many years of experience with local, state, and federal grant application processes.
Our prevention experience has included:
- Statewide prevention and treatment projects
- School prevention projects
- Environmental prevention projects
For more information or to discuss your needs contact our Staff.