Iowa Consortium for
Substance Abuse Research
and Evaluation


Program Evaluations and Outcome Monitoring

The Consortium has over 25 years of experience monitoring and analyzing outcomes for substance abuse prevention and treatment programs. We have evaluated single and multi-site projects for schools, cities, counties, and the State of Iowa, as well as, for national agencies (e.g., US Department of Justice, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, and US Department of Education). Our evaluations often involve long-term monitoring of outcomes via in-person or telephone follow-up interviews with clients. Our client follow-up rates are over 80% and as high as 95% for some projects. We also regularly perform process and ecological evaluations. Samples of our evaluation reports are available on our Projects and Reports page.

We typically work closely with an agency early in the grant application process to assist in developing the program evaluation plan, logic model, and setting measurable program goals. This arrangement allows us to integrate the program evaluation seamlessly with the agency's service provision throughout the process. We can write or assist with writing or reviewing the evaluation section of the application. We can also conduct an overall grant application review. We have many years of experience with local, state, and federal grant application processes.

Our experience has included:

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