Adapting Evidence-Based Practices for Under-Resourced Populations
Tailoring programs and care to respond to the contexts of the people served yields positive outcomes. Communities and individuals benefit when they have access to effective, equitable, and culturally appropriate behavioral health services.
This guide focuses on the process of adapting evidence-based practices (EBPs) for under-resourced populations—a process that should support behavioral health equity. Designed for community leaders and advocates, behavioral health practitioners, administrators, and organizational decision-makers, the guide offers a survey of relevant research, best practices for adapting EBPs, examples of successful adaptations, and resources for evaluation.