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Evidence-based Practice Implementation Strategies: Results of a Qualitative Study


This study reports on the strategies used to implement the evidence-based practices of supported employment and integrated dual diagnosis treatment. Using qualitative research methods, the study uncovered eight strategies that contributed to successful implementation in six sites.

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The authors would like to thank Professor Edward Canda from The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare and Greg McHugo from the Dartmouth College Psychiatric Research Center for their assistance with this paper. Developed by The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare Office of Mental Health Research and Training through a contract with the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.

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Rapp, C.A., Etzel-Wise, D., Marty, D. et al. Evidence-based Practice Implementation Strategies: Results of a Qualitative Study. Community Ment Health J 44, 213–224 (2008).

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  • Evidence-based practice
  • Implementation strategies
  • Mental health administration