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Acknowledgments We want to thank the William T. Grant Foundation for funding this project (Grant Number 2487, Synthesizing Evidence-Based Program Dissemination and Implementation, to Dean Fixsen, Karen Blase, and Robert Friedman). We appreciate the patient instruction in search techniques and sources provided by Ardis Hanson who heads the library at the(More)
Data from the Epidemiologic Catchment Area survey were used to examine the relationship between violence and psychiatric disorders among adults living in the community. Psychiatric assessment of survey respondents was based on the Diagnostic Interview Schedule, which also provided self-report information about violent behavior. Those who reported violent(More)
There is a huge gap between knowledge and practice, and between what is known through research and what is actually implemented in public mental health systems. In the past 2 decades, rigorous research has demonstrated the effectiveness of various treatments and interventions but these findings have not resulted in broad-based implementation. A major(More)
The authors describe the policy and administrative-practice implications of implementing evidence-based services, particularly in public-sector settings. They review the observations of the contributors to the evidence-based practices series published throughout 2001 in Psychiatric Services. Quality and accountability have become the watchwords of health(More)
OBJECTIVES This study analyzed implementation issues related to several evidence-based practices for adults with serious mental illness that were included in a national demonstration project. The five evidence-based practices included in this investigation are assertive community treatment, family psychoeducation, illness management and recovery, integrated(More)
1 RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California, United States of America, 2 Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 3 Behavioral Health Knowledge Management, Austin, Texas, United States of America, 4 Grand Challenges Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 5 Behman Psychiatric Hospital, Cairo,(More)
  • Vijay Ganju
  • Administration and Policy in Mental Health and…
  • 2006
Both evidence-based practices and performance measurment in mental health systems have been implemented as largely independent initiatives, each facing issues related to systemwide, sustained implementation. A major thrust of this article is that a broader quality and accountability framework is crirical for obtaining better outcomes and for incorporating(More)
After nearly 20 years of progress in general medicine, the evidence-based practice movement is becoming the central theme for mental health care reform in the first decade of 2000. Several leaders in the movement met to discuss concerns raised by six stakeholder groups: consumers, family members, practitioners, administrators, policy makers, and(More)
State mental health authorities have a leadership role in implementing evidence-based practices (EBPs), but few instruments are available to assess the impact of this role. We describe the development of the State Mental Health Authority Yardstick (SHAY), a behaviorally anchored instrument designed to assess state-level facilitating conditions associated(More)
Mental, neurological, and substance use (MNS) disorders are leading causes of the global burden of disease and profoundly impact the social and economic well-being of individuals and communities. The majority of people affected by MNS disorders globally do not have access to evidence-based interventions and many experience discrimination and abuses of their(More)