Evidence-Based Programs

What Does it Mean When We Say a Program is “Evidence-based”?

Programs that meet all three of the following criteria tend to fall in the green, evidence-based end of the continuum:

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  • Demonstrated effectiveness in rigorous scientific evaluations including randomized control trials.
  • Was assessed in large studies with diverse populations or through multiple replications by independent researchers (not the developer of the model)
  • Resulted in significant and sustained effects for a minimum of 6 months, post program.

Start a new evidence based program: Here we share some tips for getting started with a new evidence-based program.

Looking to improve an evidence-based program that is already being implemented?
Our Monitoring Process and Outcomes page explains how to add important monitoring steps to your process.

List of EPIS supported evidence-based programs