What is "evidence-based"?

Evidence-based programs are programs that have been rigorously tested in controlled settings, proven effective, and translated into practical models.

EBLC member programs meet the U.S. Administration for Community Living's (ACL) highest level of evidence.

They have:

  • Been tested in trials using experimental or quasi-experimental designs;
  • Full translation has occurred in a community site; and
  • Dissemination products have been developed and are available to the public


To learn more, see:

Evidence-Based Programs 101

How Community-Based Organizations Can Support Value-Driven Health Care, 2015.

CMS Retrospective Study of [evidence-based] Program Effects, 2015.

Cost implications of self-management education intervention programmes in arthritis, 2012.

The CDC strongly supports the adopting and implementation of evidence-based programs.  Read the CDC issue brief on Self-Management Education HERE.

Evidenced-Based Programs 101

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