Evidence-Based Programs

What Do We Mean When We Say a Program is “Evidence-based”?

Programs that meet all three of the following criteria tend to fall in the green, evidence-based end of the continuum:

Graphic image that displays a range from Harmful to Effective status of Evidence-based Programs from the left in order:  Harmful, Ineffective, Unknown, Promising, and Effective
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in rigorous scientific evaluations including randomized control trials.
  • Was assessed in large studies with diverse populations or through multiple replications by independent researchers (not the developer of the model)
  • Resulted in significant and sustained effects for a minimum of 6 months, post program.

Start a new evidence based program: Here we share some tips for getting started with a new evidence-based program.

Looking to improve an evidence-based program that is already being implemented? This page Monitoring Process and Outcomes explains how to add important monitoring steps to your process.