Revised September 2022
This guidance document is designed for Block Grant providers to plan/implement education and environmental strategies/interventions beginning in FY23.
The document features:
A listing and definition of each DMH approved environmental or prevention strategy/intervention with additional information about:
- Substances addressed
- Target population/context
- General Capacity and Readiness Considerations:
- Best Practice Steps for each strategy/intervention to be integrated as ECCO Action Steps and utilized to explain work completed toward each intervention.
- ECCO Process Data and Documentation to collect per strategy/intervention
- Best Practice Steps-the action steps that are fundamental and proven to be the basic steps to complete in order to have an effective intervention with strong outcomes. In ECCO, these will be the action steps which will require explanations of work completed in the “Actions Taken” section.
- ECCO-the statewide online reporting system
- Evaluation-Information listed in the Evaluation section can be included in ECCO and the Audit as a demonstration of progress and process outcomes for the intervention.
- Hours- Hours is considered the calculation of time spent by those employees funded by the block grant funds. These are to be inputted by intervention within ECCO. See Hours Chart on Page 58.
- Process Data measures-these are outputs, outcomes, or documentation that can be tracked to show process outcomes for each intervention, this is data to be collected for each intervention in order to show progress within an intervention. NOTE: These sections identify the data to be entered in the Process Data section of ECCO and those documents to be uploaded in the ECCO Briefcase. Refer to Process Data Chart.
- Reach-is the unduplicated “count” and is tracked in ECCO under Master Reach per intervention. Refer to the Reach tool to count population impact. See Reach Chart on Page 51.
- Strategy/Intervention-These are interchangeable terms to explain the models below, but it is specific program, practice, policy, or activity that is considered acceptable through block grant funding
- Target population-the audience that is the primary focus of an intervention/strategy