Who Participates?

Review our growing roster of participants here.

Why We Collaborate

Evidence-based practice is a disruptive innovation


Innovation in a product or service disrupts and creates:

 New markets and interdependent value networks

By applying common frameworks, organizations not only survive, but thrive in new markets & value networks

 Hence we work within & between:

 Academic and behavioral health care programs

Research, policy, and practice

Our Origins & Activities

In 2004 several individuals from the United States and Canada realized they were similarly promoting adoption of evidence-based programs and practice.

Through frequent communication, this synergy of interest and efforts began to identify common successful strategies and challenges.


Across a variety of systems change projects, we shared lessons in annual Consortium meetings at the Research and Policy Conference in Tampa FL, and the Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development conference.

Through these meetings and teleconferences, Consortium participation grew as we organized along areas of interest and collaborated on studies and publications.

A decade later, Consortium participants continue working in state, province, regional and national efforts to support evidence-based practice and implementation science in workforce development and service delivery.

We research and provide technical assistance on:

Selecting and adapting evidence based practices

Assessing readiness for implementation

Providing training and technical assistance

Convening conference tracks for major national and global conferences

Workforce development in academic professional degree & behavioral health programs