Principal Investigator: David Currey, Ph.D.
The primary goal of this evaluation project is to help the state and its community partners funded by the Block Grant collect, analyze, and interpret local-level data concerning ATOD use and related indicators.
These evaluation activities help the state and the funded providers make informed choices as they select, implement, and adjust environmental and curriculum-based prevention strategies in communities across the state. PIRE is responsible for working with the state and local providers to ensure that the evaluation process meets the federal, state and local needs in a culturally appropriate, effective, and efficient manner. This includes creating data collection instruments, designing data collection protocols, training local evaluators on the protocols, overseeing and monitoring data collection, and analyzing and reporting on local and state level data relevant to targeted outcomes.