The study evaluated the North Kalimantan Provincial Health Office’s program for treating people with mental disorders (ODGJ) and revealed that many cases were related to individuals who had minimal supervision. The main objective of this research was to analyze the effectiveness of the ODGJ program in North Kalimantan Province. To achieve this objective, qualitative research methods were employed, which allowed for a deeper understanding of the program’s implementation and outcomes. Data sources for the study included primary and secondary data, and the informants involved in the study were stakeholders who had direct involvement in the ODGJ program. The study’s findings shed light on several aspects of the ODGJ program. In terms of the context aspect, there was some community support and response, but it was not fully optimized. The role of the government and other institutions involved in the treatment of people with mental disorders was relatively well-coordinated. Regarding the input aspect, there were some challenges related to resource allocation and utilization in the treatment program. The process aspects, on the other hand, seemed to adhere to the applicable rules and standard operating procedures, indicating a structured approach to handling mental health cases. However, the product aspects showed that the results obtained from the treatment program were not yet optimal. This could be attributed to various factors, including the relative newness of the North Kalimantan Provincial Health Office, which may require further innovation and development to enhance the program’s effectiveness.
Keywords: program evaluation, handling people with mental disorder