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May 2007Vol. 8, No. 4Identifying Effective Evidence-Based Programs

As part of its Science to Service initiative, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently relaunched the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP), a searchable database of evidence-based practices in prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. Designed for community organizations and State and local officials, NREPP allows users to narrow their search based on target populations, service settings, and desired outcomes.

Key features of the new database include:

  • Descriptive summaries of interventions, including costs of implementation, outcomes achieved, and contact information for the developer
  • Independent expert ratings for each intervention assessing the quality of research and the availability of implementation and training materials to support continuing services in routine settings

NREPP is continually adding interventions as experts complete their reviews. For more information, visit the NREPP website: