TITLE

MAKING IT BETTER: BUILDING EVALUATION CAPACITY IN COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH

AUTHOR(S)
Kirsh, Bonnie; Krupa, Terry; Horgan, Salinda; Kelly, David; Carr, Sue
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal;Winter2005, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p234
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper describes a province-wide initiative aimed at building the capacity of community mental health programs to participate in program evaluation and development by transferring knowledge, promoting discussion and developing resources. Active involvement of stakeholders and evaluation of the current capacity of the field informed the ongoing development of the initiative. Recovery served as a guiding framework for formulating and understanding community mental health outcomes. Despite the interest of the field in evaluation activities, programs were constrained by limited resources and accountability structures. Sustainability of the project would be enhanced by direct work with programs to facilitate application of Continuous Improvement.
ACCESSION #
15629872

 

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