Summary of CICH Interim Reports. Methods


The evaluation includes both client and system components. For the client component, 1,242 individuals were enrolled into the program, and of those persons, 734 (59 percent) participated in the evaluation and gave their written informed consent to be part of the research sample. Local VA research staff administered quarterly follow-up assessments during the first years of the evaluation. For the system component, a network participation survey gathering information about characteristics of the lead and partner agencies at each site such as system integration was administered at baseline and each year thereafter for two additional years.