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AGENCY: SUMMARY: The mission of SAMHSA is to reduce the impact of substance abuse E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1 33854 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 5, 2013 / Notices and mental illness on America’s communities. Established in 1992, the Agency was directed by Congress to target effective substance abuse and mental health services to the people most in need and to translate research in these areas more effectively and more rapidly into the general health care system. NREPP is a key public resource SAMHSA has developed to help meet this directive. As of June 2013, approximately 290 interventions developed in the U.S. and abroad have been reviewed and added to the registry. This notice announces NREPP’s open submission period for fiscal year 2014, during which program developers may submit a request to have their intervention reviewed. The notice provides information about the documentation that submissions must include to demonstrate that an intervention meets NREPP’s minimum requirements; the responsibilities of the Principal during the review process; and the process for submitting materials for review during the open submission period. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alyson Essex, Ph.D., MHS, Social Science Analyst, SAMHSA, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 2–1002, Rockville, MD 20857, telephone 240–276–0529. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP): Open Submission Period for Fiscal Year 2014 Background The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) is a searchable online database of interventions that have been shown to produce significant behavioral outcomes in substance abuse prevention, mental health promotion, or the treatment of mental or substance abuse disorders and that are ready to be implemented by the public. Interventions that are accepted for review by NREPP undergo an independent review process in which (1) up to three studies are assessed and rated for Quality of Research and (2) the intervention’s implementation, training, and quality assurance materials and processes are assessed and rated for Readiness for Dissemination. The results of these reviews are published on the NREPP Web site, http:// nrepp.samhsa.gov. NREPP is designed as a decision-support tool for providers responsible for selecting and implementing interventions. The acceptance of interventions for review and the inclusion of interventions on the NREPP Web site are not intended to convey endorsement, recommendation, or approval of these interventions by SAMHSA. Policymakers and funders, in particular, are discouraged from requiring contracted providers or grantees to use specific interventions based on their inclusion in the registry. This notice announces the next open submission period during which SAMHSA will consider and accept requests for review, describes the requirements for submission, and provides information about the review process. Open Submission Period SAMHSA has established a 2-month period for receipt of requests for NREPP reviews for fiscal year 2014 that will begin January 2, 2014, and end February 28, 2014. Submitters are encouraged to visit the NREPP Web site to learn more about the review process. The Reviews & Submissions page (http:// nrepp.samhsa.gov/Reviews.aspx) provides an overview of the steps involved in reviews, the rating criteria used to assess Quality of Research and Readiness for Dissemination, and how reviewers are selected and trained. Examples of published intervention summaries, the end product of each review, can be viewed at http:// nrepp.samhsa.gov/ViewAll.aspx. Minimum Requirements For an intervention to be eligible for review, the submitter must provide written documentation that demonstrates the following minimum requirements have been met: 1. 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. 2. 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. Quasiexperimental 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. 3. 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: (1) Reliability of measures, (2) validity of measures, (3) intervention fidelity, (4) missing data and attrition, (5) potential confounding variables, and (6) appropriateness of analysis. 4. Implementation materials, training and support resources, and quality assurance procedures have been developed and are ready for use by the public. The documentation demonstrating these minimum requirements must be provided at the time of submission. Table 1 lists examples of appropriate supporting documentation. TABLE 1—DOCUMENTATION FOR DEMONSTRATING SATISFACTION OF MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Minimum requirement Documentation Quality of Research: 1. Intervention has produced one or more positive behavioral out- A list of significant behavioral outcomes that includes supporting citacomes (p≤.05) in mental health or substance abuse among inditions (document/page number) for the location of each outcome viduals, communities, or populations. Significant differences beshowing p values and tween groups over time must be demonstrated for each outcome. 2. Evidence of these outcomes has been demonstrated in at least A full-text copy of each article/report cited in the list of outcomes. Other one study using an experimental or quasi-experimental design. research articles, published or unpublished evaluation reports, grant final reports, and replication studies may be submitted as additional supporting documentation. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:43 Jun 04, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 5, 2013 / Notices 33855 TABLE 1—DOCUMENTATION FOR DEMONSTRATING SATISFACTION OF MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS—Continued Minimum requirement Documentation 3. Results of these studies have been published in a peer-reviewed journal or other professional publication (e.g. book volume) or documented in a comprehensive evaluation report. Readiness for Dissemination: 4. Implementation materials, training and support resources, and quality assurance procedures have been developed and are ready for use by the public. Ineligible Interventions The following types of interventions are not eligible for review: 1. Stand-alone pharmacologic treatments. The evidence base for pharmacologic treatments is reviewed and approved through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FDAapproved pharmacotherapy interventions (on-label use) are considered for NREPP review only when combined with one or more behavioral or psychosocial treatments. 2. 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Acceptance of Interventions Submissions that meet the four minimum requirements (excluding ineligible interventions previously noted) will be considered for review. The number of interventions selected by SAMHSA for review and the timing of these reviews depend on the availability of funds and will be determined at SAMHSA’s discretion. Interventions not selected for review during this fiscal year may be resubmitted during a future open submission period. Role of the Principal Before an intervention can be formally accepted for review and added to the Accepted for Review list on the NREPP Web site, there must be agreement upon and designation by the submitting organization of a Principal to oversee the review. The designation of the Principal role must be agreed to by those who have had a major role in the development and/or evaluation of the intervention. The Principal is typically a principal investigator who has conducted research on the intervention, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:43 Jun 04, 2013 Jkt 229001 Documentation must be provided to enable the rating of the six Quality of Research criteria (i.e., reliability of measures, validity of measures, intervention fidelity, missing data and attrition, potential confounding variables, and appropriateness of analysis). NOTE: Abstracts or URLs to partial articles are regarded as incomplete documentation and will not be considered. Meta-analyses will not be considered for review. A brief narrative description and list of available materials, resources, and systems to support implementation (e.g., treatment manuals, information for administrators, tested training curricula, mechanisms for ongoing supervision and consultation, protocols for gathering process and outcome data, ongoing monitoring of intervention fidelity, processes for gathering feedback) and A brief description of the method through which new implementation sites acquire the above materials. a program developer who has collaborated with an evaluator of the intervention, or an official of the organization requesting the review. The Principal is responsible for ensuring provision of all materials and documentation to be used in the review. This includes full-text copies of articles and reports that provide evidence of significant outcomes as well as copies of dissemination materials in the format they are provided to the public (e.g., hard copies or electronic versions of manuals, training presentations, tools, quality assurance protocols, URLs for interactive Web-based resources). The Principal is required to participate in a kickoff call at the commencement of review and may be asked to answer questions about the intervention, the articles, or the intervention materials for clarification at various points throughout the review process. At the end of the review, the Principal receives a draft intervention summary presenting the results of the review and is asked to provide corrections and comments. The results of NREPP reviews are considered public, and after having the opportunity to comment on the summary, the Principal is expected to authorize publication of the summary on the NREPP Web site. If the Principal does not provide that authorization, the intervention will be identified on the NREPP Web site as having undergone review, with a statement indicating the Principal did not authorize publication of the summary. submitted electronically using an online submission tool that will be made available during the open submission period. On January 2, 2014, NREPP will post a link to the online submission tool and instructions for how to obtain a username and password at http://www. nrepp.samhsa.gov/ReviewSubmission. aspx. 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. To be eligible for consideration, a complete submission including both the letter of request and supporting documents must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. E.S.T. on February 28, 2014; materials received before January 2, 2014, will be disregarded. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Announcement for the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs 
and Practices (NREPP): Open Submission Period for Fiscal Year 2014

AGENCY: SAMHSA, Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Announcement.

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SUMMARY: The mission of SAMHSA is to reduce the impact of substance 
abuse

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and mental illness on America's communities. Established in 1992, the 
Agency was directed by Congress to target effective substance abuse and 
mental health services to the people most in need and to translate 
research in these areas more effectively and more rapidly into the 
general health care system. NREPP is a key public resource SAMHSA has 
developed to help meet this directive. As of June 2013, approximately 
290 interventions developed in the U.S. and abroad have been reviewed 
and added to the registry. This notice announces NREPP's open 
submission period for fiscal year 2014, during which program developers 
may submit a request to have their intervention reviewed. The notice 
provides information about the documentation that submissions must 
include to demonstrate that an intervention meets NREPP's minimum 
requirements; the responsibilities of the Principal during the review 
process; and the process for submitting materials for review during the 
open submission period.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alyson Essex, Ph.D., MHS, Social 
Science Analyst, SAMHSA, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 2-1002, Rockville, 
MD 20857, telephone 240-276-0529.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National 
Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP): Open 
Submission Period for Fiscal Year 2014

Background

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's 
(SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices 
(NREPP) is a searchable online database of interventions that have been 
shown to produce significant behavioral outcomes in substance abuse 
prevention, mental health promotion, or the treatment of mental or 
substance abuse disorders and that are ready to be implemented by the 
public. Interventions that are accepted for review by NREPP undergo an 
independent review process in which (1) up to three studies are 
assessed and rated for Quality of Research and (2) the intervention's 
implementation, training, and quality assurance materials and processes 
are assessed and rated for Readiness for Dissemination. The results of 
these reviews are published on the NREPP Web site, http://nrepp.samhsa.gov. NREPP is designed as a decision-support tool for 
providers responsible for selecting and implementing interventions. The 
acceptance of interventions for review and the inclusion of 
interventions on the NREPP Web site are not intended to convey 
endorsement, recommendation, or approval of these interventions by 
SAMHSA. Policymakers and funders, in particular, are discouraged from 
requiring contracted providers or grantees to use specific 
interventions based on their inclusion in the registry.
    This notice announces the next open submission period during which 
SAMHSA will consider and accept requests for review, describes the 
requirements for submission, and provides information about the review 
process.

Open Submission Period

    SAMHSA has established a 2-month period for receipt of requests for 
NREPP reviews for fiscal year 2014 that will begin January 2, 2014, and 
end February 28, 2014. Submitters are encouraged to visit the NREPP Web 
site to learn more about the review process. The Reviews & Submissions 
page (http://nrepp.samhsa.gov/Reviews.aspx) provides an overview of the 
steps involved in reviews, the rating criteria used to assess Quality 
of Research and Readiness for Dissemination, and how reviewers are 
selected and trained. Examples of published intervention summaries, the 
end product of each review, can be viewed at http://nrepp.samhsa.gov/ViewAll.aspx.

Minimum Requirements

    For an intervention to be eligible for review, the submitter must 
provide written documentation that demonstrates the following minimum 
requirements have been met:
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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: (1) Reliability of measures, (2) validity of 
measures, (3) intervention fidelity, (4) missing data and attrition, 
(5) potential confounding variables, and (6) appropriateness of 
analysis.
    4. Implementation materials, training and support resources, and 
quality assurance procedures have been developed and are ready for use 
by the public.
    The documentation demonstrating these minimum requirements must be 
provided at the time of submission. Table 1 lists examples of 
appropriate supporting documentation.

    Table 1--Documentation for Demonstrating Satisfaction of Minimum
                              Requirements
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          Minimum requirement                     Documentation
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Quality of Research:
    1. Intervention has produced one or  A list of significant
     more positive behavioral outcomes    behavioral outcomes that
     (p<=.05) in mental health or         includes supporting citations
     substance abuse among individuals,   (document/page number) for the
     communities, or populations.         location of each outcome
     Significant differences between      showing p values and
     groups over time must be
     demonstrated for each outcome.
    2. Evidence of these outcomes has    A full-text copy of each
     been demonstrated in at least one    article/report cited in the
     study using an experimental or       list of outcomes. Other
     quasi-experimental design.           research articles, published
                                          or unpublished evaluation
                                          reports, grant final reports,
                                          and replication studies may be
                                          submitted as additional
                                          supporting documentation.

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    3. Results of these studies have     Documentation must be provided
     been published in a peer-reviewed    to enable the rating of the
     journal or other professional        six Quality of Research
     publication (e.g. book volume) or    criteria (i.e., reliability of
     documented in a comprehensive        measures, validity of
     evaluation report.                   measures, intervention
                                          fidelity, missing data and
                                          attrition, potential
                                          confounding variables, and
                                          appropriateness of analysis).
                                         NOTE: Abstracts or URLs to
                                          partial articles are regarded
                                          as incomplete documentation
                                          and will not be considered.
                                          Meta-analyses will not be
                                          considered for review.
Readiness for Dissemination:
    4. Implementation materials,         A brief narrative description
     training and support resources,      and list of available
     and quality assurance procedures     materials, resources, and
     have been developed and are ready    systems to support
     for use by the public.               implementation (e.g.,
                                          treatment manuals, information
                                          for administrators, tested
                                          training curricula, mechanisms
                                          for ongoing supervision and
                                          consultation, protocols for
                                          gathering process and outcome
                                          data, ongoing monitoring of
                                          intervention fidelity,
                                          processes for gathering
                                          feedback) and
                                         A brief description of the
                                          method through which new
                                          implementation sites acquire
                                          the above materials.
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Ineligible Interventions

    The following types of interventions are not eligible for review:
    1. 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.
    2. 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.

Acceptance of Interventions

    Submissions that meet the four minimum requirements (excluding 
ineligible interventions previously noted) will be considered for 
review. The number of interventions selected by SAMHSA for review and 
the timing of these reviews depend on the availability of funds and 
will be determined at SAMHSA's discretion. Interventions not selected 
for review during this fiscal year may be resubmitted during a future 
open submission period.

Role of the Principal

    Before an intervention can be formally accepted for review and 
added to the Accepted for Review list on the NREPP Web site, there must 
be agreement upon and designation by the submitting organization of a 
Principal to oversee the review. The designation of the Principal role 
must be agreed to by those who have had a major role in the development 
and/or evaluation of the intervention. The Principal is typically a 
principal investigator who has conducted research on the intervention, 
a program developer who has collaborated with an evaluator of the 
intervention, or an official of the organization requesting the review.
    The Principal is responsible for ensuring provision of all 
materials and documentation to be used in the review. This includes 
full-text copies of articles and reports that provide evidence of 
significant outcomes as well as copies of dissemination materials in 
the format they are provided to the public (e.g., hard copies or 
electronic versions of manuals, training presentations, tools, quality 
assurance protocols, URLs for interactive Web-based resources). The 
Principal is required to participate in a kickoff call at the 
commencement of review and may be asked to answer questions about the 
intervention, the articles, or the intervention materials for 
clarification at various points throughout the review process.
    At the end of the review, the Principal receives a draft 
intervention summary presenting the results of the review and is asked 
to provide corrections and comments. The results of NREPP reviews are 
considered public, and after having the opportunity to comment on the 
summary, the Principal is expected to authorize publication of the 
summary on the NREPP Web site. If the Principal does not provide that 
authorization, the intervention will be identified on the NREPP Web 
site as having undergone review, with a statement indicating the 
Principal did not authorize publication of the summary.

Instructions for Submitting an Intervention

    Submissions must include (1) a letter formally requesting a review 
and (2) documentation demonstrating that the minimum requirements 
described above have been met. NREPP prefers letters of interest and 
supporting materials to be submitted electronically using an online 
submission tool that will be made available during the open submission 
period. On January 2, 2014, NREPP will post a link to the online 
submission tool and instructions for how to obtain a username and 
password at http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/ReviewSubmission.aspx. 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. To be eligible for 
consideration, a complete submission including both the letter of 
request and supporting documents must be received no later than 11:59 
p.m. E.S.T. on February 28, 2014; materials received before January 2, 
2014, will be disregarded.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Individuals who have specific 
questions about the information contained in this notice may write to 
NREPP staff at nrepp@samhsa.hhs.gov or call 1-866-436-7377.

Summer King,
Statistician.
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