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Trump Kills National Registry For ‘Evidence-Based’ Mental Health Programs, Substance Abuse

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Trump Kills National Registry For ‘Evidence-Based’ Mental Health Programs, Substance Abuse




The Trump administration has abruptly ended a national database that provided the public with information on evidence-based mental health and substance abuse programs.

The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices was created in 1997 and is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The HHS department that manages the program announced on their website that the contract for the database had been discontinued.




The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) writes that they are still “very focused on the development and implementation of evidence-based programs in communities across the nation.”

SAMHSA’s in-house “policy lab” will “lead the effort to reconfigure its approach to identifying and disseminating evidence-base practice and programs.”




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