Effective Use of Data, Research and Community Input: Lessons Learned from a state-wide Environmental Scan
Session Type
Date & Time
Sunday, October 24, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Name
Shenandoah Room

Recovery housing exists at an intersection of several converging systems and ongoing state, national and local dialog.  As states seek to appropriately implement recovery housing infrastructure it is important to understand the environment in which recovery housing exists, including data, research, community perceptions and local implementation.  During this session, presenters will discuss lessons learned from performing a statewide environmental scan, the positive results from the initial scan, and strategies for performing such research at the state and local level and how to leverage results for positive collaboration and program development.

1) Understand the importance of understanding the existing recovery housing environment
2) Identify strategies that can be used to understand the recovery housing environment, including examining research, data, and engaging with stakeholders and persons in recovery
3) Learn how to use research to formulate adequate recommendations for future action
4) Discuss an example of how such research was performed and recommendations implemented on a statewide basis