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NCJ Number: 52043 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: EVALUATING COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES - PRINCIPLE AND PRACTICE
Author(s): I DAVIDOFF
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Public Health Service
United States of America

US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Admin
United States of America

National Institute of Mental Health
United States of America
Editor(s): M GUTTENTAG; J OFFUTT
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 469
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
Rockville, MD 20857
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Rockville, MD 20852
Sale Source: US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Public Health Service
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20852
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: USING A VARIETY OF SOURCE MATERIALS, THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (CMHC) EVALUATION ARE PRESENTED, WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE NEW REQUIREMENTS OF THE 1975 CMHC AMENDMENTS.
Abstract: THIS VOLUME IS INDICATED TO BE A DIRECT RESULT OF COURSES ON EVALUATION PRESENTED AT THE STAFF COLLEGE, AN UNDERTAKING BY THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH TO PROVIDE TRAINING FOR STAFF MEMBERS OF FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS AND OTHER PROGRAMS RECEIVING PUBLIC FUNDS. IT WILL CONSTITUTE THE TEXT FOR FUTURE COURSES IN EVALUATION. THE MATERIALS PRESENTED HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR CURRENCY, REPRESENTATIVENESS, AND RELEVANCE TO THE SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CMHC SETTING. ORGANIZED TO REFLECT THE MAJOR METHODOLOGIES ESSENTIAL FOR AN INTEGRATED CMHC EVALUATION SYSTEM, THE BOOK COVERS SUCH TOPICS AS ESTABLISHING AN OVERALL EVALUATION STRATEGY, CATCHMENT AREA NEEDS ASSESSMENT, DESIGNING AND USING INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN CMHC EVALUATION, MEASURING PROGRAM OUTCOMES, AND COST EFFECTIVENESS. WHILE FOCUSING ON EVALUATION PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES, THE CONTRIBUTORS DISCUSS THE CONCEPTUAL UNDERPINNINGS OF EVALUATION, ITS IMPACT ON PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION AND DECISIONMAKING, AND THE RANGE OF APPROACHES AVAILABLE TO COMPLY WITH THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH EVALUATION REQUIREMENTS. THE APPENDIX IS COMPOSED OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH DRAFT GUIDELINES FOR PROGRAM EVALUATION IN CMHC'S. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Cost effectiveness analysis; Data collections; Evaluation; Information Systems and Technology; Management; Suspended sentences; Techniques; Treatment
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