White Papers: CSR’s Research-in-Brief Series

Using the CSR Fidelity Index© to Measure Effective Program Implementation

One of the key hurdles in studying implementation during a process evaluation is how to empirically measure an implementer’s fidelity to the vision and design of the program intervention. CSR has developed a tool, the CSR Fidelity Index (CFI), to quantitatively assess how well program implementation adheres to the intended design of such an intervention.

Now is the Time: The Public Health Response to Improving the State of America’s Mental Health System

The recent focus on America’s mental health care system is timely and necessary. It addresses a critical gap in our public health safety net—the unmet need for mental health treatment. CSR’s most recent brief identifies issues most relevant to the framework of the mental health care delivery system, makes recommendations for future research to address these areas, and suggests how health policy and practice may be informed through this research agenda.