Brief Using Data and Evaluation in Policy Development, Implementation, and Monitoring
Building Successful Policies to Reduce Prescription Opioid Misuse
Dave McClure, Ellen Paddock
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Policymakers looking to reduce the abuse of prescription opioids face difficult decisions in selecting which of the many interventions will best fit their jurisdictions. This brief outlines a five-step process decision-makers should apply to incorporate data and evaluation into the formation and implementation of policy: create a logic model, identify data sources, collect data, analyze data to identify and solve implementation challenges, and continue to incorporate data analysis as an ongoing part of the policy process.

Research Areas Health and health care Nonprofits and philanthropy
Tags Social determinants of health Evidence-based policy capacity Substance use Opioid crisis Data and technology capacity of nonprofits
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center
Research Methods Performance measurement and management