Samsha accepting submissions to registry of evidence based practice

Dear Colleagues,

I am excited to share with you significant information. Beginning on November 23, 2015, and ending on January 26, 2016 the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting submissions to the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). This is a searchable online database of mental health and substance abuse interventions. We are reaching out explicitly to encourage the submission of qualifying medication-assisted treatment practices and continuing care management.

SAMHSA developed NREPP to target effective substance abuse and mental health services to the people most in need, and to translate research in these areas more effectively and more rapidly into the general health care system. The purpose of NREPP is to help the public learn more about available evidence-based programs and practices and determine which of these may best meet their needs.

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

Research or evaluation of the intervention has assessed mental health or substance use outcomes among individuals, communities, or populations OR other behavioral health related outcomes on individuals, communities, or populations with or at risk of mental health issues or substance use problems.
Evidence of these outcomes has been demonstrated in at least one study using an experimental or quasi-experimental design.

Comparative effectiveness trials, in which two interventions, both presumed to be equally effective, are compared, and 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 will not be reviewed, but may be submitted as supporting documentation.
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. You may also contact Mitra Ahadpour related to Medication Assisted Treatment NREPP at 240-276-2134,


Daryl W. Kade
Acting Director
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

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