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- Recognized as an intervention with an outcome rating of at least “effective” in the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
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- demonstrate statistically significant and clinically meaningful outcomes AND
- have results that are published in a peer-reviewed publication or documented in a comprehensive evaluation report
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- Developed utilizing concepts and findings contained in peer-reviewed scientific literature or documented in a comprehensive evaluation report (e.g., National Survey on Drug Use and Health Data)
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