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Title: PROGRAM EVALUATION IN THE STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY ACTIVITIES, FUNCTIONS, AND MANAGEMENT USES
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Southern Regional Education Board
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 72
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Southern Regional Education Board
Atlanta, GA 30313
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Rockville, MD 20857
Grant Number: ADM-42-74-90 (OP)
Publication Number: DHEW NO (ADM) 77-310
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS DOCUMENT EXAMINES THE EVALUATION PROCESS AND SUGGESTS EFFECTIVE WAYS IN WHICH ADMINISTRATORS CAN APPLY IT IN THE MANAGEMENT OF STATE MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS.
Abstract: MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM EVALUATION IS DEFINED AS THE PROCESS OF DETERMINING THE RESULTS OF PROGRAMS AND ANALYZING THE EXTENT TO WHICH THEY HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THEIR PREDETERMINED GOALS AND OBJECTIVES. BECAUSE ADMINISTRATORS NEED SYSTEMATIC INFORMATION TO MAKE PROGRAM OPERATING DECISIONS, THE EVALUATION PROCESS CONTINUOUSLY MONITORS AND FEEDS BACK INFORMATION FOR GUIDING CORRECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE PROGRAM'S COURSE. PROGRAM EVALUATIONS MAY BE CONDUCTED BY EITHER INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL PERSONNEL AND WILL VARY WITH MANAGEMENT NEEDS. THE FOLLOWING ASPECTS OF EVALUATION ARE DISCUSSED: THE RANGE OF EVALUATIVE ACTIVITIES; FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF EVALUATORS; ORGANIZATION AND STAFFING; AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM EVALUATORS. IN DESCRIBING SCOPE OF EVALUATION ACTIVITIES, THE PLANNING, OPERATIONAL, AND ASSESSMENT STAGES ARE CONSIDERED. THE LOCATIONS OF OFFICES AND THE DESIRABLE SKILLS AND QUALITIES OF EVALUATORS ARE DISCUSSED. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THIS REPORT SERVE AS A BASE FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS IN PROGRAM EVALUATION WITHIN THE STATES. PRIORITY CONCERNS AND NEEDS IDENTIFIED THROUGH EVALUATION CAN PROVIDE DATA FOR PLANNING OTHER PROJECTS. APPENDICES REPORT THE RESULTS OF A SURVEY OF MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS IN 14 SOUTHERN STATES AND PROVIDE SUPPLEMENTAL REFERENCES, A GLOSSARY OF TERMS, AND FOOTNOTES. (JCP)
Index Term(s): Evaluation; Evaluation techniques; Management; Mental health; National Institute of Mental Health; Program evaluation
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