NREPP accepting submission for more programs and practices

November 11, 2015

SAMHSA Press Release

Dear Colleagues,

SAMHSA believes that evidence-based programs and practices undergird the effectiveness of the services that support people with mental and/or substance use disorders and their families.  We are eager to inform you that our National Registry for Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) has recently been enhanced to include more programs and practices.  We encourage you to help us spread the word that NREPP will be accepting submissions from November 23, 2015 to January 26, 2016.

NREPP is a searchable online database of more than 350 mental health and substance abuse interventions.  SAMHSA developed this registry to disseminate information about evidence-based substance abuse and mental health interventions that are available for implementation. NREPP interventions help target effective services to the people most in need, and translate research in these areas more effectively and more rapidly into the general health care system.

To be considered for review, interventions must meet the following three minimum requirements:

1)    The research or evaluation of the intervention:

  • Has assessed mental health or substance use outcomes among individuals, communities, or populations; OR
  • Has assessed other behavioral health related outcomes on individuals, communities, or populations with or at risk of mental health issues or substance use problems.

2)    Evidence of these outcomes has been demonstrated in at least one study using an experimental or quasi-experimental design.

Note: The following will not be reviewed but may be submitted as supporting documentation:

  • Comparative effectiveness trials, in which two interventions, both presumed to be equally effective, are compared;
  • Studies in which the effects of the same intervention on various subpopulations are compared or in which various doses or components of the same intervention are compared.

3)    The results of these studies have been published in a peer-reviewed journal or other professional publication, or documented in a comprehensive evaluation report, published within the previous 25 years (1990 or later).

For further information and questions please visit the NREPP website at: or contact the NREPP staff by email at or by phone at 1-866-436-7377.

SAMHSA is excited to open NREPP to new submissions and looks forward to reviewing them.  So please consider applying so that other organizations can adopt promising programs or practices for evidence-based substance abuse and mental health interventions.

Remember, the deadline for submissions is January 26, 2016.

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