The next open submission period, during which program developers may submit a request to have their intervention reviewed, will begin January 2, 2014, and end February 28, 2014.
To be eligible for NREPP review, an intervention must meet the following minimum requirements:
- The intervention has produced one or more positive behavioral outcomes (p ≤ .05) in mental health or substance abuse among individuals, communities, or populations. Significant differences between groups over time must be demonstrated for each outcome.
- Evidence of the positive behavioral outcome(s) has been demonstrated in at least one study using an experimental or quasi-experimental design. Experimental designs include random assignment of participants, a control or comparison group in addition to the intervention group, and pre- and posttest assessments. Quasi-experimental designs include a control or comparison group and pre- and posttest assessments but do not use random assignment. Studies with single-group, pretest/posttest designs do not meet this requirement.
- The results of these studies have been published in a peer-reviewed journal or other professional publication (e.g., a book volume) or documented in a comprehensive evaluation report. Comprehensive evaluation reports must include the following sections or their equivalent: a review of the literature, theoretical framework, purpose, methodology, findings/results (with statistical analysis and p values for significant outcomes), discussion, and conclusions. Information must be included to enable rating of the six Quality of Research criteria.
- Implementation materials, training and support resources, and quality assurance procedures have been developed and are ready for use by the public.
The following types of interventions are not eligible for review:
- Stand-alone pharmacologic treatments. The evidence base for pharmacologic treatments is reviewed and approved through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FDA-approved pharmacotherapy interventions (on-label use) are considered for NREPP review only when combined with one or more behavioral or psychosocial treatments.
- Interventions that have been developed or evaluated with funds or other support, either partially or wholly, from organizations whose goals or activities are determined to be inconsistent with SAMHSA’s mission.
Instructions for Submitting an Intervention
Submissions must include:
- A letter formally requesting a review
- Documentation demonstrating that the minimum requirements listed above have been met
NREPP requests that letters of interest and supporting materials be submitted using NREPP's online submission tool, which will be available on this site during the open submission period. On January 2, this page will be updated with a link to the online submission tool and instructions for how to obtain a username and password. Please call 1-866-436-7377 for technical assistance on the electronic submission process or to arrange for submission by hard copy or fax if electronic submission is not possible.
Please note that submissions (whether electronic or in hard copy) will not be accepted before January 2 or after February 28, 2014.
For More Information
For more information about the open submission period, please read SAMHSA's announcement (PDF, 204KB) in the Federal Register.
If you have any questions or comments about the open submission period, including minimum requirements for review, please contact us by email at email@example.com, by phone at 1-866-43NREPP (1-866-436-7377), or through the online contact form.
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