Methodological Issues and Data Decisions in the Implementation of a Substance Use Disorders Intervention in VA’s Homeless Programs

Apr 1,2017 | Consortium_staff Webinars

VA Health Services Research and Development Cyberseminars
Date(s): March 21, 2017
Presented by: Megan McCullough, David Smelson

Bridging the Care Continuum QUERI aims to improve the health outcomes of vulnerable Veterans. Maintaining Independence and Sobriety through Systems Integration, Outreach, and Networking – Veterans edition (MISSION-VET) is an evidence-based co-occurring disorders intervention that relies on case manager and peer teams to assist homeless Veterans with accessing and engaging in care. The presenters discussed a formative evaluation of MISSION-VET and the resulting process of adapting the evaluation findings to an existing program. Throughout the cyberseminar, the presenters highlighted the methodological decision-making, data sources and data driven decision-making that were used to evaluate the program and to operationalize innovative changes in team-based services for homeless Veterans.

The presenters:

  • Described their rapid, mixed-methods approach to identifying perceived barriers to the implementation of a comprehensive evidence-based intervention for homeless veterans
  • Shared lessons learned about adapting implementation strategies to address barriers in the implementation of complex interventions
  • Provided an overview and insight into how methodological issues, VA data sources, and data driven decision-makings were used in the formative evaluation.

Archived audio and transcript are available at the Cyberseminars Past Sessions Archive.