Systems of Care Evaluation

Client: Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

E-TEAM has served as the evaluator for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse(ODMHSAS) Systems of Care since 2003. E-TEAM manages the national and local evaluation components of the SAMHSA CMHS federal grants—Phase VI Systems of Care, Phase XI Systems of Care, and the Healthy Transitions Initiative (HTI). E-TEAM provides feedback to ODMHSAS central management, site leadership and staff, families, and partners on whether goals and objectives are being achieved so that changes and adjustments can be made in practice. The evaluation also provides outcomes information for individual children, youth and families, as well as aggregated outcomes information for local sites and the state as a whole. E-TEAM designed and maintains a statewide evaluation data collection effort based on data collected through the Youth Information System (YIS) by the local OKSOC sites. Developed by E-TEAM, the YIS is a secure, web-based application which provides real-time access to evaluation and program monitoring data to state management, to individual site leadership, and to site wraparound facilitators. Data collected in the YIS are accessible on a continuous basis at the site and state levels.

Wraparound Fidelity Index Evaluation

Client: Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

E-TEAM conducted a pilot study of the Wraparound Fidelity Index Short Form (WFI-EZ) to inform decision-making, identify gaps in services, and assess the fidelity of wraparound implementation in Oklahoma Systems of Care. Responses from caregivers who were interviewed by provider staff as a part of their normal work responsibilities were compared to responses from caregivers who were interviewed by evaluation staff at the University of Oklahoma E-TEAM. Overall, initial analysis reveals a consistent difference in the level of fidelity (and satisfaction) recorded depending on whether the interview was conducted by the site staff or the E-TEAM.

Care Management Evaluation

Client: Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

E-TEAM evaluated a cross agency, statewide care coordination program for children and youth with the most intense needs and their families. Partner agencies include the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Oklahoma Health Care Authority, Department of Human Services, and Office of Juvenile Affairs. The project is designed to create resources through redirecting funding from residential to community-based services, and will strengthen local Systems of Care efforts to integrate mental health and substance abuse services for children, youth, and their families to remain in their own communities.