Program Evaluations

CBHSQ, in partnership with program-originating Centers, is responsible for providing:

  • Centralized planning and management of program evaluation across the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Oversight and management of agency quality improvement
  • Performance management activities for advancing agency goals and objectives related to program evaluation, performance measurement, and quality improvement


  • Learn how the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality works across SAMHSA and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to plan, implement, and monitor program evaluations.

  • View how approved and updated evaluation policies and procedures (P&P) guide SAMHSA’s evaluation work. 

  • CBHSQ is responsible for Ongoing Evaluation planning and support management.

  • SAMHSA’s Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center contains a collection of scientifically-based resources for a broad range of audiences, including Treatment Improvement Protocols, toolkits, resource guides, clinical practice guidelines, and other science-based resources. Visit the SAMHSA Store to find information about evidence-based practices.