PIRE Project - OH MHAS-Problem Gambling

The objective of this project is to support continuous quality improvement (CQI) services for Ohio's Problem Gambling service system as problem gambling prevention, early intervention, and treatment services continue to be developed across the state. The CQI team will be led by Dr. Matthew Courser of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, in collaboration with Dr. Holly Raffle from Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. Drs. Courser and Raffle have served in this role during SFY15. A structured and participatory approach will ensure that Ohio MHAS, key stakeholders, communities, and continuing EBP-grant sub-recipients have opportunities for input and shared learning during the proposed CQI process. Specific objectives of the proposed CQI services include: (a) working with the state and communities to build support for problem gambling infrastructure (prevention and treatment) development, including evidence-based/promising practices service models and outcomes data collection; (b) providing technical assistance and training to support evidence-based problem gambling prevention, early intervention, and treatment; (c) evaluation planning for problem gambling services, and (d) using a modified Tri-Ethnic Center for Community Readiness approach to build community readiness to address problem gambling as a legitimate public health problem and to build support for a full spectrum of evidence-based problem gambling services.