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Author Acosta, Joie D., author

Title The development and application of the RAND Program Classification Tool / Joie D. Acosta, Gabriella C. Gonzalez, Emily M. Gillen, Jeffrey Garnett, Carrie M. Farmer, Robin M. Weinick
Published Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corporation, ©2014
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 56 pages) : illustrations
Series RAND toolkit ; v. 1
RAND toolkit ; v. 1
Summary As a result of extended military engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan during the past decade, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has implemented numerous programs to support servicemembers and family members who experience difficulty handling stress, face mental health challenges, or are affected by a traumatic brain injury (TBI). As these efforts have proliferated, it has become more challenging to monitor these programs and to avoid duplication. To support DoD in this area, RAND compiled a comprehensive catalog of DoD-funded programs that address psychological health and TBI. In creating the catalog of programs, RAND recognized the need to consistently describe and compare multiple programs according to a set of core program characteristics, driven largely by the lack of a single, clear, widely-accepted operational definition of what constitutes a program. To do this, RAND developed the RAND Program Classification Tool (R-PCT) to allow users to describe and compare programs, particularly those related to psychological health and TBI, along eight key dimensions. The tool consists of a set of questions and responses for consistently describing various aspects of programs, along with detailed guidance regarding how to select the appropriate responses. The purpose of this report is to describe the R-PCT, to help potential users understand how it was developed, and to explain how the tool can be used
Notes "Approved for public release; distribution unlimited."
"Glossary": pages 53-54
"National Defense Research Institute."
"Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury."
"RAND Corporation research report series."--Web page (PDF)
"RR-487/1-OSD."--Page 4 of printed paper wrapper
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 55-56)
Notes "This research was sponsored ... under Contract W74V8H-06-C-0002"--Title page verso
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Subject Brain -- Wounds and injuries -- Treatment -- Evaluation.
Health services administration -- United States.
Medical care -- United States -- Evaluation.
Mental health services -- Evaluation.
Program Evaluation -- methods.
Brain Injuries -- therapy.
Mental Health Services.
Quality Improvement.
United States.
Genre/Form Technical reports.
Form Electronic book
Author Farmer, Carrie M., author
Garnett, Jeffrey, author
Gillen, Emily Meredith, author
Gonzalez, Gabriella, author
Weinick, Robin M., author
National Defense Research Institute (U.S.), issuing body
Rand Corporation, issuing body
LC no. 2013371135
ISBN 0833084860 (electronic bk.)
9780833084866 (electronic bk.)