Evidence-Based Practices

According to SAMHSA, an evidence-based practice is a practice that is based on rigorous research and has demonstrated effectiveness in achieving the outcomes that it is designated to achieve. On this page, we've provided links to SAMHSA's evidence-based practices and other important evidence-based, best, and promising practices.

SAMHSA's Evidence-Based Practices

The Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center contains a collection of scientifically-based resources for a broad range of audiences, including Treatment Improvement Protocols, toolkits, resource guides, clinical practice guidelines, and other science-based resources.

ZiaPartners, Inc. ZIA Tools

ZiaPartners has developed a comprehensive array of tools to facilitate implementation of welcoming, person-/family-centered, recovery-/resiliency-oriented, integrated Systems of Care in real-world systems. These tools use the Comprehensive Continuous Integrated System of Care (CCISC) as a framework and a process for designing a whole system of care in a quality improvement partnership to be about the complex needs of individuals and families bein

Housing and Homelessness

Links to National Alliance to End Homelessness Housing First, Pathways Housing First, United States Interagency Council on Homelessness' (USICH) Supportive Housing, and other housing best practices.

BJA Police-Mental Health Collaboration

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) in collaboration with the Council of State Governments (CSG) developed the Police-Mental Health Collaboration (PMHC) Toolkit which provides resources for law enforcement agencies to partner with mental health providers to effectively respond to calls for service, improve outcomes for people with mental illness, and advance the safety of all.