Role of state mental health leaders in supporting evidence-based practices over time

Amanda M. Jones, Gary R. Bond, Alison E. Peterson, Robert E. Drake, Gregory J. McHugo, Jessica Roberts Williams

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Abstract

State administrative supports of evidence-based practices (EBPs) may critically affect sustainability. As part of a larger follow-up to the multistate National Implementing Evidence- Based Practices Project, 13 leaders from eight States reported on recent statewide policies and resources that influenced the maintenance of 49 EBP programs 6 years after implementation. Nearly three-quarters (71 %) of the programs were currently operational and adhering to State fidelity standards. Most of the programs had level or increased funding over the last few years, and most received other State support and resources, such as training and technical assistance. Steady State funding as well as State-sponsored training and expertise appear critical to long-term EBP program maintenance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-355
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Behavioral Health Services and Research
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Jones, A. M., Bond, G. R., Peterson, A. E., Drake, R. E., McHugo, G. J., & Williams, J. R. (2014). Role of state mental health leaders in supporting evidence-based practices over time. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 41(3), 347-355. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11414-013-9358-7