How To Implement Evidence-Based Practices: Best Practices For Behavioral Health Managers


GETTYSBURG, Pa., July 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Over the past decade, a considerable amount of attention has been paid to the use of evidence-based practices, alongside efforts to provide shared decision making and client access to medical records. These efforts together have come a long way in providing behavioral health care that promotes the most favorable outcomes. With health care reform now a reality, providers must also be able to demonstrate that they are using effective protocols in order to receive reimbursement for their services. But despite being inevitable and accessible, evidence-based treatments are not readily available in the usual health services settings: until now.

Join OPEN MINDS and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation for a presentation by Dr. Mark McGovern, a professor of Psychiatry and of Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and a faculty member of the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, for an exclusive web briefing, "How to Implement Evidence-Based Best Practices: Best Practices for Behavioral Health Managers" on August 5, 2014 at 2:00 PM EDT. During this program, Dr. McGovern will examine the application of evidence-based practices (EBP) and offer practical strategies for bringing evidence-based practices into routine clinical settings. Dr. McGovern and his team at Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center have been involved in a variety of EBP implementation projects, such as the National EBP Implementation Project funded by SAMHSA. According to Dr. McGovern, "implementation of evidence-based practices is a specific process and a set of activities and responsibilities, which requires using strategies carried out across many levels of an organization and at various stages."

This information-packed briefing will provide an overview of evidenced-based practices and enable participants to:

  • Define important terminology in implementation science and understand key concepts for implementation of evidence-based practices
  • Learn about the three primary stages of implementation: preparation, implementation and maintenance
  • Recognize the risks involved and factors that could make or break implementation
  • Understand how evidence-based practices can help achieve the desired outcomes with successful implementation

To learn more about this executive web briefing, or take advantage of free online registration, please visit:

All registrants will receive (at no charge and regardless of attendance) a recording of the webinar and an electronic copy of the presentation slides at its conclusion.

ABOUT Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is the nation's largest nonprofit treatment provider, with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 15 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado, and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care for youth and adults. It includes the largest recovery publishing house in the country, a fully-accredited graduate school of addiction studies, an addiction research center, an education arm for medical professionals and a unique children's program, and is the nation's leader in advocacy and policy for treatment and recovery.


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