Choose an Evidence-based Practice

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The first step is to identify the problem.

Many provider organizations and individual clinicians decide to implement a particular evidence-based practice (EBP), whether because a training exposed them to it, or they feel compelled to “do something” to respond to various pressures from funders and regulators.

Before choosing a particular EBP it's important to

  • identify the problem and have the data to show that their is a problem
  • identify the current processes that are causing the problem
  • identify the desired outcome after implementing the EBP

Answering these questions will help guide you in choosing the most appropriate EBP for your agency.