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Evaluation Objectives

Substance use disorder (SUD) programs may include both process and outcome objectives. Programs should use process and outcome objectives to help focus evaluation activities.

Examples of Process Objectives

  • Provide 100 patients with case management services in Year 1
  • Distribute naloxone and provide related training to 85% of police officers and emergency medical services staff in the community in Year 2

Examples of Outcome Objectives

  • Reduce substance use-related mortality by 5% in Year 2
  • Reduce overdose rates by 7% in Year 1
  • Reduce the proportion of individuals who report driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances in the past 30 days by 10% in Year 1
  • Reduce the proportion of individuals who report using opioids for non-medical purposes by 10% in Year 2