Agencies that have been nominated for inclusion in the CDEP National Directory of Successful Practices for Latinos/Hispanics will be reviewed using the CDEP practice criteria.
The CDEP practice criteria are:
- clear articulation of practice(s) used with Latino/Hispanic populations;
- demonstrated knowledge of the population(s) served;
- utilization of practice(s) by community;
- potential for demonstrating outcomes; and
- potential for sustainability of practice(s).
Nominees will be contacted by CDEP Team Members within the next few weeks and will be asked to complete an Initial Screening Interview and to submit relevant documents. Through the review process, a total of 18 sites will be selected for possible inclusion in the study. These sites will then be asked whether they would like to participate in the study by completing interviews by telephone or by hosting a site visit for CDEP team members. Project findings will be used to refine the definition of Community Defined Evidence (CDE), as well as the process for identifying and documenting CDE. Further, findings will be used to propose a research and evaluation agenda for the implementation and use of community-defined and based practices and ESTs/EBTs that are effective with Latinos to reduce disparities that exist in availability, quality, and outcomes of mental health care for all individuals and families.