National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices De-Implementation Checklist

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (n.d.). Do we need to de-implement an existing program? A checklist to inform decision making. National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

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This checklist decision tool helps decision-makers as they determine the course of action for existing organizational programs, specifically the decision to de-implement an existing program.

Steps for Using Method/Tool

The checklist consists of 34 statements arranged into 12 themes. Answers provide guidance on the de-implementation decision.

Users should have a full working knowledge of the program in question, including the program’s community context, effectiveness and finances.

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