MAMH supports and advocates for the use of evidence-based practices (EBPs) to meet the needs of individuals with or at risk of developing mental health and substance use conditions. EBPs are practices that:

  • Have produced positive effects for the primary outcome, as reported in a peer-reviewed journal, OR
  • Have documented evidence of effectiveness, based on guidelines developed by the community in which the intervention took place, OR
  • Are included in a federal registry of evidence-based interventions, such as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center.

We advocate for EBPs to be taken to scale and in some cases universally adopted. This page highlights EBPs that have been implemented in Massachusetts.