Evidence Based Practice Institute

In 2007, the Washington State Legislature passed House Bill 1088 which established the Evidence Based Practice Institute (EBPI). The Institute serves as a statewide resource to promote the implementation of evidenced based practices  for children's mental health systems in Washington State. EBPI collaborates with the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, the Health Care Authority, Behavioral Health Organizations, community stakeholders and family and youth advocacy groups in order to support the implementation of culturally responsive evidence based, research based and promising practices. An essential element of the EBPI’s mission is expanding a workforce both within the university as well as in the community that are prepared to implement effective interventions for children, youth and their families.


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The mission of the Washington State Evidence Based Practices Institute is to improve the health and well-being of children. We accomplish this mission by implementing, supporting, and informing effective interventions, training, and collaborative research.


In the past fiscal year, EBPI has met its goal to deliver effective mental health training and technical assistance, promote the use of the Reporting Guides, conduct research on the implementation of EBP in community mental health settings, and address the gap between graduate-level EBP training and mental health workforce through the UW Workforce Initiative.

Click here to read the full EBPI FY 18 Annual Report