Evidence-based practices and multicultural mental health


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Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

The mental health field is increasingly requiring evidence based practices (EBPs) in an effort to boost quality, effectiveness, and accountability in mental health care services. This resource was created to provide information to NAMI stakeholders—individuals with mental illness, families, providers, and partners—on the literature discussing EBPs, with special consideration of multicultural issues. Discusses: the basics of EBPs; history of the EBP movement; EBP challenges; cultural adaptations of EBPs; utilization of culturally specific interventions (i.e., practice-based evidence models); and policy considerations.