This final report documents the major findings of the evaluation of the Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI Years 1-3), also referred to locally as the Soaring Over Methamphetamine and Suicide Program (SOMS), funded by the Indian Health Service (IHS), Division of Behavioral Health. The University of Nebraska at Omaha, Consortium for Organizational Research and Evaluation (CORE) recently contracted with the Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition (NUIHC) to provide technical assistance in completing this evaluation and the report.
The evaluation study consists of information collected and analyzed from three sources: 1) a review and summary of program-implementation, process and outcome data that was collected and reported in semi-annual and annual grant reports to IHS, 2) in-person interviews with NUIHC administrators and staff to gather additional program-evaluation information and 3) an analysis and integration of the findings of these two components of the evaluation, which includes recommendations to improve both NUIHC MSPI-program performance and evaluation efforts in future years.
Piper, R. K., "Native American Methamphetamine And Suicide Prevention Program Evaluation: Omaha, Nebraska, Final Report" (2012). Archived Publications. 497.