The role of state mental health authorities in managing change for the implementation of evidence-based practices

Title: The role of state mental health authorities in managing change for the implementation of evidence-based practices
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: June 2008
Published In: Community Mental Health Journal
Description: The evidence-based practice demonstration for services to adults with serious mental illness has ended its pilot stage. This paper presents the approaches states employed to combine traditional policy levers with more strategic/institutional efforts (e.g., leadership) to facilitate implementation of these practices. Two rounds of site visits were completed and extensive interview data collected. The data were analyzed to find trends that were consistent across states and across practices. Two themes emerged for understanding implementation of evidence-based practices: the support and influence of the state mental health authority matters and so does the structure of the mental health systems. © 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
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Citation: Community Mental Health Journal. 44. Issue 3. 195 - 211. ISSN 0010-3853. DOI 10.1007/s10597-007-9107-6.
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  • School of Public Policy