A Multisite Evaluation of Supported Housing: Lessons Learned from Cross-Site Collaboration
This article illustrates the benefits of prior research, a phased approach, and strong collaboration in tackling difficult multisite issues. The authors focus on The Center for Mental Health Services Housing Initiative, a multisite study that explicitly planned to build on the existing knowledge base of supported housing for individuals with serious mental illness. The authors describe how the readiness for study of a supported housing intervention model affected the development of a multisite evaluation; they also describe the advantages of conducting a multisite study even when there are barriers to implementation. (Authors)
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New Directions for Evaluation (94): 61-87, 2002.