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Author Ryan, Gery Wayne, author.

Title A program manager's guide for program improvement in ongoing psychological health and traumatic brain injury programs / Gery W. Ryan, Carrie M. Farmer, David M. Adamson, Robin M. Weinick.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corporation, [2014]


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 42 pages) : illustrations.
Series RAND toolkit ; v.4
RAND toolkit ; v.4.
Note Print version record (viewed March 31, 2014).
"RAND Corporation research report series."--Web page (PDF).
"Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury."
"National Defense Research Institute."
Funding "This research was sponsored ... under Contract W74V8H-06-C-0002"--Title page verso.
Note "RR-487/4-OSD."--Page 4 of printed paper wrapper.
"Approved for public release; distribution unlimited."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 39-42).
Contents Introduction -- Assessing Whether a Program Is Working Well -- Identifying Problems in Programs That Are Not Working Well -- Identifying Potential Solutions, Selecting Among Them, and Determining Whether They Are Working -- Next Steps and Conclusions -- Appendix A: Program Worksheet for Assessing Performance -- Appendix B: Formal Program Evaluation.
Summary Between 2001 and 2011, the U.S. Department of Defense has implemented numerous programs to support service members and their families in coping with the stressors from a decade of the longstanding conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. These programs, which address both psychological health and traumatic brain injury (TBI), number in the hundreds and vary in their size, scope, and target population. To ensure that resources are wisely invested and maximize the benefits of such programs, RAND developed a tool to help assess program performance, consider options for improvement, implement solutions, then assess whether the changes worked, with the intention of helping those responsible for managing or implementing programs to conduct assessments of how well the program is performing and to implement solutions for improving performance. Specifically, the tool is intended to provide practical guidance in program improvement and continuous quality improvement for all programs.
Subject Medical care -- United States -- Evaluation.
Mental health services -- Evaluation.
Brain -- Wounds and injuries -- Treatment -- Evaluation.
Health services administration -- United States.
Quality assurance -- Management.
Brain Injuries -- therapy.
Program Evaluation.
Mental Health Services.
Quality Improvement.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychopathology -- Depression.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Farmer, Carrie M., author.
Weinick, Robin M., author.
Adamson, David M., author.
Rand Corporation, issuing body.
National Defense Research Institute (U.S.), issuing body.
Added Title RAND toolkit
Other Form: Print version: Ryan, Gery W. Program manager's guide for program improvement in ongoing psychological health and traumatic brain injury programs. Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corporation, ©2014 9780833080523 (OCoLC)867840190
ISBN 9780833084842 (electronic bk.)
0833084844 (electronic bk.)
9780833080523 (pbk.)
0833080520 (pbk.)
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