ERIC Number: ED445450
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Year Two Evaluation: On the Right Track.
Betsinger, Alicia M.; King, Christoper T.
This project report presents findings on the implementation and progress of the On the Right Track program during the second year of a four-year grant period. The project, which began in July of 1997, is designed to assess and document the magnitude, severity, and secondary conditions of disabilities for persons with disabilities in Texas, to promote healthy lifestyles for people with disabilities in Texas, and to strengthen the leadership role of the Texas Department of Health in this domain. The report provides an overview of key features of the On the Right Track program and outlines the roles and responsibilities of program partners. It briefly describes implementation during year two and presents project constraints and lessons learned. Findings from the project include the following: (1) progress has been made with respect to the state-level data review, the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System-Disability Module, and injury surveillance activities during year two; (2) numerous health promotions have occurred; (3) the release of funding to certain project partners was cited as a constraint during year two of the project; and (4) the state strategic plan for the prevention of secondary conditions was completed. (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Health Promotion, Incidence, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Severe Disabilities, Staff Role, State Programs
Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, 30001 Lake Austin Blvd., Suite 3.200, Austin, TX 78703; Tel: 512-471-7891.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas State Dept. of Health, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Center for the Study of Human Resources.
Identifiers - Location: Texas