Evidence-Based Practice

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Illness and Management Recovery Training Overview and Presentation: New Hampshire

Also known as IMR, this program's goals are to develop and review personal goals and strategies to deal with Mental Illness. It introduces the concept of "recovery" and encourages people to develop their own definitions of personal strategies. The brochure and presentation offer a program overview.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51493

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National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices Website

NREPP (www.nrepp.samhsa.gov) is a searchable online registry of mental health and substance abuse interventions that have been reviewed and rated by independent experts. The registry assists local organizations in identifying interventions that have been scientifically tested and can be readily disseminated to the field. Organizations can search for interventions that fit the needs of their communities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51378

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Toward More Effective Use of Research in State Policymaking

Putting innovative research to work in the policymaking process takes tenacity and understanding on the part of researchers and lawmakers. This report offers a four-stage framework to support effective use of research in health policymaking and improve communications between researchers, state policymakers and program administrators. Review a case study from Massachusetts plus communication strategies and key practical lessons on understanding, developing, implementing, and evaluating policy.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51103

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Medicaid Managed Long Term Care for People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

A growing number of states are turning to managed long-term care in their Medicaid programs for younger adults and elderly people with disabilities, including those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. This issue brief describes how two states, Massachusetts and Wisconsin, have addressed the special needs of beneficiaries with dementia in the design of their programs and makes policy recommendations for states that are considering implementing or modifying programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50938

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CMS letter to State Medicaid Directors: Technical Assistance Information on Medicaid Support of Evidence-Based Practices in Mental Health Programs

This CMS letter to State Medicaid Directors highlights six evidence-based practices shown to be effective for persons with mental illness. Following each description is a short discussion of the role of Medicaid services to support all or part of the practice.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50639

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A Series of Issues Briefs on Strengthening Systems of Care for Children and Adolescents with Severe Emotional Disturbance

These briefs have been developed to assist the CMS Real Choice grantees who are focusing on strengthening systems of care for children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbances. Five briefs are included in the set. The briefs focus on assessment of children, therapeutic foster care, wraparound services, flexible funding, and multisystemic therapy.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50505

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Promoting Young Children\'s Healthy Mental Development: News Brief

This brief summarizes presentations made at NASHP’s 17th annual state health policy conference during a session on “Promoting Young Children’s Healthy Mental Development.” The session focused on the evidence base, state program highlights, a discussion of the ABCD program, and ways to use the Medicaid program to better support early childhood social and emotional development. Thie brief is available from the Assuring Better Child Health and Development initiative (ABCD II).

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50428

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Promising Practices in Long Term Care Systems Reform: Common Factors of Systems Change

Medstat identified common factors of system change in a six-page brief, based on a review of organization transformation literature and, more importantly, the experiences of eight state long-term support systems that were the subject of a series of case studies on comprehensive system reform.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50403

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Assertive Community Treatment Implementation Resource Kit for Program Leaderst

Paper developed by SAMHSA/RWJ grantee for the evidence-based practices project. Paper is directed at Mental Health program leaders and discusses assertive community treatment. Assertive community treatment (ACT) started when a group of mental health professionals recognized that many people with severe mental illnesses were being discharged from inpatient care in stable condition only to be readmitted relatively soon thereafter.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50196

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