Based Practices (EBPs)
Specific EBPs for: Adults with serious mental illness
Co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders
Children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances
Older adults with mental illness
onal Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP),
Evidence Based Practices in Iowa's Performance Partnership Block Grant
Links to information specific to Iowa agencies using mental health block grant dollars to support evidence-based practices
SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-Based Practices and Programs (NREPP)
A searchable index of practices and programs for mental health and substance abuse treatment and prevention that have been reviewed, although not necessarily "blessed" or endorsed as "evidence-based" at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
New Freedom Commission Report on Evidence Based Practices
This is a good background paper from the President's New Freedom Commission Subcommittee on evidence-based practices, which outlines the issues and proposes strategies at the national and local levels.
listing of specific programs that SAMSHA (Substance Abuse
and Mental Health Administration) has classified as either
an effective, promising or model program based on the strength
of their evidence for achieving specific outcomes, degree
of dissemination, and availably of technical assistance.
A good resource.
Database of Evidence-Based Practices
limited but useful database of mental health practices that
have been "blessed" as evidence-based by various
academic, administrative and advocacy groups prepared by
the New York's Office of Mental Health.
Definition of Evidence-Based Practices
2003, the state of Oregon enacted legislation mandating
the use of "evidence-based practices" in their
mental health and addiction service systems. As part of
the implementation process, their state mental health authority
created an operational definition of this term resulting
in an "evidence continuum" with a matrix that
may may be very useful for the state of Iowa in implementing
Evidence-Based Practice Cycle
schematic showing the core components of practicing in an "evidence-based" manner, as per the "total quality improvement" model.
Fall 2004 Educational Series on EBPs in Mental Health
to power point, video presentations and other material from
the 6-part ICN series conducted by the ICMH from August--October
Fidelity Measures for Evidence Based Practices
A report from June 2006 from SAMHSA's "Decision Support 2000+" initiative that summarizes properties, strengths and limitations of existing fidelity measures for mental health evidence-based practices.
for Adults with Serious Mental Illness
EBPs Implementation Resource Kits
"toolkits" or "resource kits" provide
highly detailed information designed to assist in the implementation
of each of the 6 evidence-based practices listed below.
A great and very extensive resource.
evidence-based support for Wellness Recovery Action Program
A summary by Dr. Judith Cook citing two studies that begin to support WRAP as an EBP
Support for Evidence-Based Practices in Mental Health Program
technical assistance paper prepared jointly by SAMHSA and
CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) to address
various strategies used to optimize federal support for EBPs.
for Adults with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse
This is the best site for information on the method of motivational interviewing. Great resources here.
Center for Excellence (COCE)
Lots of good resources here. Revised and updated as of July 2007
Iowa Recovery System of Care
Lots of good resources here from the Iowa Department of Public Health and Iowa Department of Human Service's joint effort to enahnce co-occurring capacity. Several tools and presentations from Ken Minkoff and Christine Cline can be accessed here.
Screening and Brief Intervention for Alcohol and Drug Abuse
As of July 2008, Iowa became one of a few states whose Medicaid program specifically covers screening and brief intervention for alcohol and drug use. See details.
Board of Certification
Drug and Alcohol Counselors, and has recently introduced a
for Co-Occurring Disorder Professionals
Prairielands ATTC - The Addiction and Technology Transfer Center Network
Sponsor of the Iowa "toolbox" training series directed at mental health and other non-addiction specialists to enhance their capacities to recognize and treat co-occurring disorders.
"Toolbox Training" for Co-Occurring DisordersToolboxTraining"
This is the cirriculum for the "Toolbox Training" series, offered by the ICMH in the fall and winter of 2007 in Des Moines. It was developed by the Prairielands ATTC, and modified so as to be most appropriate for mental health professionals.
Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders
the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment at SAMHSA. An excellent
and important resource.
Dual Disorder Treatment: An overview of the Model
nice readable brochure from the Ohio Center of Excellence
on Dual Diagnosis.
Guidelines for Co-Occurring Disorders - Missouri
nice document, detailing strategies to integrate MH and SA
EBP Resources and Documents
Study on Mental Health Performance Measures
of a SAMSHA-CMHS sponsored study in which a common set of
performance and outcome measures were collected across numerous
states. Lots of effort with unclear payoff--you be the judge.
Knowledge Into Practice"
by the Technical Assistance Collaborative in Boston, and
lengthy (~140 page) document described as "A Manual
for Behavioral Health Administrators and Practitioners About
Understanding and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices.
Evidence-Based Practices in New York State
example of how one states' mental health authority is moving
Medication Algorithm Project (TMAP)
"grandmother" of all medication algorithm projects
Towards Evidence-Based and Best Practices
summary document of the ICMH's 1st project on EBP's in Iowa
Evidence-Based practice for Telemental Health
From the American Telemedicine Association - published July 2009. Very useful and informatiive