St. Louis Project LAUNCH

St. Louis Project Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health (LAUNCH)

Project Date
Oct 2019 – Sep 2024

Type of Evaluation
Process, Outcome

Setting
Community-based

Overview

The purpose of St. Louis Project LAUNCH is to promote the well-being of young children, from birth to 8 years of age, by addressing the social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and behavioral aspects of their development. The project will build on a previous project – Missouri Project LAUNCH to expand the geographic impact from two ZIP codes to all 18 ZIP codes in St. Louis City.

Nikole Lobb Dougherty, of the Evaluation Center, is partnering with Dr. Trish Kohl and Vision for Children at Risk to design and implement an evaluation of the five-year grant.

Project Description

Background

The purpose of St. Louis Project LAUNCH (STL-PL) is to promote the well-being of young children, from birth to 8 years of age, by addressing the social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and behavioral aspects of their development. From 2012 to 2018, Vision for Children at Risk (VCR) led the local implementation of a state-wide Project LAUNCH grant awarded to the Missouri Department of Mental Health. STL-PL will build on this project to expand the geographic impact from two ZIP codes to all 18 ZIP codes in St. Louis City.

The Evaluation Center will work in close collaboration with Dr. Kohl and the VCR project team to refine the existing program logic model and formalize the evaluation plan, develop data collection instruments/protocols, and analyze, synthesize and report findings.

Evaluation Activities

  • Develop a logic model
  • Develop an evaluation plan
  • Develop data collection instruments protocols
  • Collect, manage and analyze quantitative and qualitative data

Our Deliverables

  • Quarterly Progress Reports
  • Annual Evaluation Report
  • Presentations

Project Funder

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Contact Person
Meihsi Chiang, MSW

Meihsi Chiang, MSW

Assistant Director of Evaluation and Dissemination