The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has provided guidance for those interested in submitting programs and practices to its National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). The notice was published in the September 19, 2011 Federal Register.
NREPP is a voluntary rating and classification system designed to provide the public with reliable information on the scientific basis and practicality of interventions that prevent and/or treat mental and substance use disorders. Under NREPP, minimum review criteria require that interventions must: be evaluated using an experimental or quasi-experimental study design; demonstrate one or more positive change outcomes in mental health and/or substance use among individuals, communities or populations; have results that are published in a peer-reviewed publication or documented in a comprehensive evaluation report; and provide documentation, such as manuals, guides, or training materials, to facilitate broader public dissemination of the intervention.
Interested parties can review the complete Federal Register notice by going to the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices web page on the SAMHSA home page at http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/.
SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.