Data & Impact Narrative
Collin Billingsley, Ph.D.
Outcome Studies & Data Coordinator
“Data are just summaries of thousands of stories – tell a few of those stories to help make the data meaningful.” — Chip and Dan Heath
We track our clients’ needs and progress internally (Client Progress Assessments) and at post-program completion with a Post Program Tracking Protocol utilizing our formal instruments (FRC Client Progress Assessment-Post Program and/or the Recovery Capital Scale) measuring all of our projected Metrics by tracking participants in collaboration with our Research Team. Data baselines on our participants and their respective cohorts are collected in partnership with the National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center (NSPARC) at Mississippi State University, directly from agencies/organizations formal data statistics/reports, and the U.S. Census Bureau Reporting. We utilize the Statewide Longitudinal Data System (housed by NSPARC labs) to track our clients by cohort groups to follow Youth and Adult client’s short term outcome status’ at 3, 6, 12, and 18-month intervals and long-term outcomes subsequently beginning year two at a 12-month interval throughout the grant period (typically 3 - 5 years).
Collin Billingsley, Ph.D., Outcome Studies & Data Coordinator