Evidence-Based Practices Information Links
Below is a list of additional resources for identifying evidence-based practices. Click here for the CEBC's two-page Guide to Comparing Clearinghouses for Evidence-Based Programs that provides a simple description of a number of clearinghouses and how they rate the programs, including the CEBC so you can easily compare it to the others.
The Campbell Collaboration is an international organization that aims to prepare, maintain, and disseminate high-quality systematic reviews of studies of effectiveness of social and educational policies and practices.
Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence - Colorado Blue Prints Project
The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV), a research program of the Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS) at the University of Colorado at Boulder, was founded in 1992 to provide informed assistance to groups committed to understanding and preventing violence, particularly adolescent violence. Since that time, their mission has expanded to encompass violence across the life course.
Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness
The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness helps professionals who work with military families identify, select, and implement the right evidence-based programs and practices to address wide-ranging family and mental health issues from healthy parenting to preventing problematic and risky behaviors. Using their interactive, searchable database, they will find effective and promising intervention programs as well as practical resources and strategies to help them achieve their mission and ensure the welfare of military families. Webinars, videos, and virtual learning communities are available in addition to the ability to connect with other colleagues through social media networks, including the Clearinghouse’s Facebook page, Twitter, and blogs.
Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy
A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, the Coalition seeks to increase government effectiveness through the use of rigorous evidence about what works. In the field of medicine, public policies based on scientifically-rigorous evidence have produced extraordinary advances in health over the past 50 years. By contrast, in most areas of social policy – such as education, poverty reduction, and crime prevention – government programs often are implemented with little regard to evidence, costing billions of dollars yet failing to address critical social problems. However, rigorous studies have identified a few highly-effective program models and strategies (“interventions”), suggesting that a concerted government effort to build the number of these proven interventions, and spur their widespread use, could bring rapid progress to social policy similar to that which transformed medicine.
The Cochrane Collaboration is an international not-for-profit organization, providing up-to-date information about the effects of health care.
Measuring Success: A Guide to Becoming an Evidence-Based Practice
The Vera Institute of Justice, funded by the MacArthur Foundation as part of its Models for Change initiative, assembled this guide in response to questions and requests for help from MacArthur juvenile justice grantees. It describes the process that determines whether a program qualifies as evidence-based and explains how programs can prepare to be evaluated. Although this guide grows out of and is targeted to juvenile justice practitioners, it is generally applicable to programs in other social service fields as well.
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) is a service of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). NREPP is a searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. SAMHSA has developed this resource to help people, agencies, and organizations implement programs and practices in their communities.
OJJDP Model Programs Guide
The Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention's Model Programs Guide (CMPG) is designed to assist practitioners and communities in implementing evidence-based prevention and intervention programs that can make a difference in the lives of children and communities.
Results First Clearinghouse Database
To assist policymakers at all levels of government in identifying evidence-based programs and making data-driven budget decisions, the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative has created the Results First Clearinghouse Database. This one-stop online resource provides policymakers with an easy way to find information on the effectiveness of various interventions as rated by eight national research clearinghouses.
This tutorial on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website will help professionals use evidence-based decision making as they think about ways to prevent violence in their community. Although it is oriented towards violence prevention, the tutorial contains an introduction to evidence-based decision making that can be used within any service field.