Walks, Hits, and Errors: How to Get on Evidence-Base
Evidence based interventions have demonstrated a high degree of effectiveness in preventing substance abuse. They are likely to be effective across different populations and regions and therefore can be applied more generally. Several federal, academic, and nonprofit institutions maintain online registries of evidence-based interventions. Their aim is to provide decisionmakers with credible information on effective approaches that lead to positive community changes. In this session, coalitions will learn how to define and identify evidence-based interventions and match them to their local conditions. Coalition members are encouraged to bring their logic models to engage with local data from their community assessment.
1. Define and recognize the importance of evidence-based interventions
2. Find credible information on evidence-based interventions in nationally recognized registries
3. Choose appropriate evidence-based interventions for their specific needs, based on community assessment
Deputy Director, Evaluation and Research
Associate, Evaluation and Research