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Network Preliminary Outcomes

Evaluation Metrics

Evaluation measures included:

  • US Household Food Security Measure: 18-item measure developed by USDA assessing lack of access to enough food for an active and healthy life
  • Employment: self-report of current employment status
  • Savings Account: self-report of current active savings account
  • Caregiver Physical Health: self-rated as excellent, good, fair, or poor
  • Depressive Symptoms: CES-D, 10-item screener assessing various symptoms of depression
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences: 10-item retrospective survey of experiences before age 18 including abuse, neglect and household instability

Preliminary Evaluation Outcomes

Selected Results of Ongoing Evaluation (October 2015-October 2017)

Household Food Secure 48% 72% 69%
Caregiver Health - Excellent/Good 60% 71% 70%
Depressive Symptoms 55% 50% 47%
Employed 17% 40% 50%
Savings Account 29% 65% 67%

Preliminary results indicate that The Network may have positive impacts on household food security, caregiver health, depressive symptoms and employment in participants. Furthermore, results are consistent in participants with high childhood adversity (4+ ACEs). These results suggest a positive effect on health and well-being for individuals with severe exposure to trauma.