The Riverview Center for Growth research department serves four key functions for the agency, including research, data systems and usage and analysis, program evaluation, as well as grant writing and management.
The research department serves as the main liaison for prospective research partners, helping our agency understand requests to be included as a project site for research related to any of our agency’s programs.
Our research department provides other support internally by developing and administering satisfaction surveys, completing internal research requests for agency management, helping with a data-centered approaches across the agency, sharing professional development opportunities and providing the latest articles, reports and findings with Riverview leadership, supervisors and staff.
The Riverview research department supports the agency’s data systems, usage and communications. The research department works with managers and our internal implementation committee to refine the quality of our data, improve procedures for gathering data and ensure the usefulness of the data.
We also conduct our own research. In 2021, for example, we received a gift of $125,000 from the Murdock Foundation Charitable Trust to complete a mixed methods evaluation of the impacts the COVID-19 pandemic had on client engagement and client outcomes with a specific emphasis on telehealth.
Each Riverview program maintains a logic model that outlines the process for achieving positive client outcomes. Annually, program managers review supporting data, evaluate the success of their program and plan for continued growth. The research department facilitates and supports this cycle of continuous improvement for our agency.
The Riverview research department writes and manages grants for the agency. Grant awards are essential because they support our many programs, provide funding for needed supplies and help improve infrastructure. The following list includes recent grant awards. We wish to thank each of our generous sponsors for their support of our programs and services.
We wish to thank each of our generous sponsors for their support of our programs and services!
Congressional Directive: Office of Sen. Ron Wyden
Expansion: Springfield School District
LaneKids United Way
Fern Ridge School District
Workforce Development: Telehealth & Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Three Rivers Foundation
Riverview Campus Playground
Trillium Behavioral Health
Expand Day Treatment Program for 9th Grade Students
Oregon Health Authority
Clinical Supervision: Expanding Culturally and Linguistically Specific Care
Lane Community Health Council
Outpatient Neurological Treatment Program (EMDR and Neurofeedback)
McKay Family Foundation
Riverview Campus Playground
Coquille Tribal Community Fund
Day Treatment: Classroom Supplies for 2023
Sponsor: Congressional Directive: Office of Sen. Ron Wyden Program: Outpatient Program Expansion: Springfield School District Award: $100,000Sponsor: LaneKids United Way Program: Collaborative Problem-Solving Parent Education: Fern Ridge School District Award: $10,000
Sponsor: Oregon Health Authority Program: Crisis and Transition Services Program (CATS) Award: $325,000
This report is a mixed-methods case study on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Riverview’s service delivery, client outcomes, and cost-effectiveness. The systematic literature review summarized the potential of telehealth as a modality in behavioral and mental health. Our research used both qualitative and quantitative analyses covering a wide range of available and new data. Our research team talked to practitioners to learn about their perspectives and
experiences. Parents and caregivers also provided feedback on their experiences with telehealth. Within these three areas of inquiry, our research demonstrated
the varied benefits and limitations of telehealth, with nuanced impacts for clients and healthcare providers.