Toolkit for the Evaluation of CSS Programs
From 2014 to 2016, the UC San Diego Health Services Research Center (HSRC) developed and pilot tested a system for tracking, monitoring, and evaluating adult Community Services and Supports (CSS) programs. The HSRC has more recently developed a toolkit to provide California counties and programs with the information and tools to (1) assess the feasibility of adopting the system for collecting and reporting evaluation data, (2) successfully implement the system, and (3) create and use evaluation reports from the system to best serve consumers. Specific components of the toolkit include:
- Decision-support tools
- Guidance on integration with electronic health records (EHRs)
- Data-entry and reporting tools
- Training materials
- Supplemental documents
With the goal of developing a toolkit that would be of most value to counties and programs, the MHSOAC and HSRC hosted two regional meetings to present a draft of the toolkit and hear recommendations to improvement. A final version will be available in fall 2017.
These meetings were held in San Diego and Sacramento in March 2017. Over 200 individuals were in attendance from 55 counties throughout California.
Below is information from the meetings including the agendas and presentations.