Under this task order with the Indian Health Service (IHS), KAI is conducting the 3-year evaluation of the Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Projects spanning across 35 grantees. To do so, KAI developed a cross-site evaluation logic model, evaluation plan, and designed key measures to track areas of success across grantees and the AI/AN communities served, annually through an annual progress reporting form.
In addition to gathering data through a reporting form, which includes both quantitative and qualitative components aligned with the three main priority, KAI provides evaluation training and technical assistance to each of the 35 grantees. This includes webinar trainings on the logic model, the evaluation plan, and on how to complete the annual progress reporting form. KAI makes sure to meet grantees where they are at and provide 1-on-1 evaluation assistance on an as-needed basis. The combination of annual progress reporting and assistance requested provides a holistic understanding to IHS on not only the progress in grantees achieving their key priorities, but also identifies opportunity for continued growth and support across the 35 grantee sites in their efforts to combat the opioid crisis.
At the end of each year, KAI develops an aggregate program evaluation report.