Colorado Results First Reports

Update: New Documents

The Research and Evidence-Based Policy team is pleased to share findings on Colorado's health programs. Reports are posted in the section "Complete Reports" below.

The Research and Evidence-Based Policy (REP) team has completed reports on the adult criminal justice, juvenile justice, child welfare, behavioral health, prevention, and health policy areas. Below are the team's reports.

Quick Guides

Below are quick guides for each policy area that the REP team has completed. These reports are intended to provide a general overview of findings. Please refer to the team's complete reports for pertinent information regarding programs assessed.

Prevention Quick Guide
Behavioral Health Quick Guide
Adult Criminal Justice Quick Guide.pdf
Juvenile Justice Quick Guide.pdf
Child Welfare Quick Guide.pdf

Complete Reports

Health

The REP team is pleased to present findings in the health policy area, the newest policy area included in the Results First model, including program information and benefit analyses as they relate to the following topics: Emergency Department Visits; Hospital Re-admissions; Maternal Health; Obesity Patient-Centered Medical Homes; and, Type 2 Diabetes.

The "Health Findings" report provides a general overview of the team's findings. The department-specific program overviews and inventories showcase the health programs operational throughout Colorado and their level of research. The "Evidence-Based Health Programs Inventory Overview" and "Evidence-Based Health Programs Inventory of Program with Rigorous Research" showcase which national health programs have a rigorous research base and indicate which programs are operational in Colorado.

Health Findings.pdf
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Overview.pdf
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Inventory.pdf
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing Overview.pdf
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing Inventory.pdf
Evidence-Based Health Programs Inventory Overview.pdf
Evidence-Based Health Programs Inventory of Programs with Rigorous Research.pdf

Prevention

The REP team compiled a list of prevention programs operational throughout Colorado in FY 2015-16, assessed their level of evidence, and completed benefit-cost analyses of evidence-based state funded programs. The list of state programs, their level of evidence, and the benefit-cost results are included below in the Prevention Findings report.

Prevention Findings

Behavioral Health

The REP team completed benefit-cost analyses of evidence-based state funded programs in the policy area of behavioral health in 2016. These analyses are included below in the Behavioral Health Results Guide. Additionally, the team compiled a list of behavioral health programs operational throughout Colorado in FY 2014-15 and assessed their level of evidence. This list of state programs is included below in the Behavioral Health Program Inventory.

Behavioral Health Results Guide
Behavioral Health Program Inventory

Adult Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, and Child Welfare

The REP team completed benefit-cost analyses of evidence-based state funded programs in the policy areas of adult criminal justice, juvenile justice, and child welfare in 2015. These analyses are included below in the Results Guide. Additionally, the team compiled a list of adult criminal justice, juvenile justice, and child welfare programs operational throughout Colorado in FY 2014-15 and assessed their level of evidence. The list of state programs are included below in separate program inventories for each policy area.

Results Guide.pdf
Adult Criminal Justice Program Inventory
Juvenile Justice Program Inventory
Child Welfare Program Inventory

Methodology Documentation

Information about how the model operates and the state-specific data used in the model are included in the reports below. The first report includes the model documentation that pertains to the adult criminal justice, juvenile justice and child welfare policy areas. The second report includes the model documentation that pertains to the behavioral health policy area.

Model Documentation.pdf
Behavioral Health Model Documentation

Archived Updates

Results First February 2017 Update