The Role of State Mental Health Authorities in Promoting Improved Client Outcomes through Evidence-Based Practice

ArticleinCommunity Mental Health Journal 41(3):347-63 · July 2005with2 Reads
Impact Factor: 1.03 · DOI: 10.1007/s10597-005-5008-8 · Source: PubMed


    The role of state mental health authorities (SMHA) is critical to implementing and sustaining evidence-based practices. This paper describes the seven major tasks of SMHA's that comprise that role and provides examples from states which have been actively pursuing evidence-based practices.