Improving Program and Cost Effectiveness in Military and Veterans Prevention and Treatment Programs
Session Number: 1122
Track: Costs, Effectiveness, Benefits, and Economics
Session Type: Roundtable
Tags: Cost-effectiveness, Evaluation capacity building, health outcomes, Military
Session Facilitator: Armen Thoumaian [Deputy Chief for Program Evaluation and Improvement - Defense Centers of Excellence for PH/TBI]
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: J. Elizabeth Perkins
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Richard G. Best [Research Psychologist - Engility Corporation]
Third Author or Discussion Group Leader: Julianne Manchester [Program Evaluation SME and Epidemiologist - Engility Corporation]
Fourth Author or Discussion Group Leader: Aaron Sawyer [Program Manager/Evaluation Consultant - Engility]
Time: Nov 09, 2017 (02:15 PM - 03:00 PM)
Room: PARK TWR STE 8218
Other Authors: Chris Heffner
Theme: Learning to Enhance Evaluation
Audience Level: All Audiences
Session Abstract (150 words):
The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) is engaged in a multi-year program evaluation effort of military prevention and treatment programs. Early themes indicate wide variability in terms of programs’ ability to report on their outcomes and costs. As such, DCoE offers tailored valuation capacity building consultations to advance programs along a program and cost-effectiveness continuum. The facilitator will first ground this roundtable discussion in a de-identified case study to highlight aspects of DCoE’s evaluation and consultative approach with military programs. The purposes of the roundtable discussion are to exchange ideas on: 1) how multifunctional consultant teams can support programs’ability to demonstrate program and cost-effectiveness, 2) how to define incremental success in an evaluation capacity building effort focused on cost-effectiveness and 3) how to overcome barriers to progress and maximize the likelihood of sustained changes.
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