ERIC Number: ED460485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Building Outcome Accountability in Children's Mental Health: Interviews with Center for Mental Health Services Grantees.
Hodges, Sharon; Hernandez, Mario
This paper summarizes results of telephone interviews with key personnel at 19 (out of 22) agencies receiving grants under the Center for Mental Health Services program, one part of a 5-year evaluation study examining the impact that utilizing measurable outcomes has on service systems. This component focused on the conceptualization and implementation of outcome-based information systems and involved interviews with sites which had and had not established an outcome information system. Results are reported across three domains: stakeholder involvement, impact on service planning and delivery, and likelihood of continuing outcome monitoring after completion of the national evaluation. Results suggest that for outcomes to have a maximum positive impact on service planning and delivery, there needs to be a high degree of overlap between the service system and the information system. (DB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adolescents, Agencies, Children, Delivery Systems, Emotional Disturbances, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Grants, Health Services, Information Systems, Interviews, Mental Health Programs, Outcomes of Treatment, Program Evaluation
For full text: http://rtckids.fmhi.usf.edu/Proceed9th/9thprocindex.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: A System of Care for Children's Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base. Proceedings of the Annual Research Conference (9th, Tampa, FL, February 26-28, 1996); see EC 306 844. Figure is not available from ERIC.