Resources for Recovery
The evaluation plan for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Resources for Recovery initiative included three components -- the first component included the preparation of participant case studies. The second was an evaluation of the National Program Office. Each is described below.
The case study report included information on the strategies that participants used to increase access to substance abuse services. Interviews were conducted with two state agency representatives and one provider associated with each of the 15 participants. A discussion guide was prepared for these interviews and interviewees were asked to describe the strategies they used, the challenges they faced, and the accomplishments they achieved. In addition, administrative data from Medicaid and the Single State AOD Agency was analyzed to understand the nature and amount of change in the number of persons served, the distribution of service costs across funding streams, and changes in the
The second component was an evaluation of the National Program Office. This assessment focused on key informant assessments of the appropriateness and adequacy of NPO technical assistance and program management. Interviews were conducted with participants (folded in to the case study interviews), Foundation staff, the NPO Advisory panel, and NPO staff. Findings from these interviews were incorporated into the interim and final reports.