Community Utilization of Evidence-based Respositories

For the National Institutes of Drug Abuse (NIDA), under subcontract to Western Michigan University, DSG is co-leading a 3-year study to examine the utilization and impact of Evidence-Based Program Registers (EBPRs) by the public and by the single state and provider sector (nonprofit, for profit, and government operated) across 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.


The study (“Community Utilization of Evidence-Based Program Registries in Behavioral Health Care”) is collecting data from key EBPR stakeholders—namely, register users and program administrators—in three major fields of behavioral health care: substance use (drugs/alcohol), mental health, and child welfare. Key tasks include recruiting and interviewing 324 single-state and provider-based administrators (from 18 administrative entities in the eastern United States), data entry and cleaning, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and the development and dissemination of reports and scholarly products.



For More Information About the Community Utilization of EBP registries project

Contact project director Brandn Green at or 301.951.0056