National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) is a program sponsored by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), that assists the public in identifying approaches to preventing and treating mental and/or substance use disorders that have been scientifically tested and that can be readily disseminated to the field. In May 2007, following an extensive independent review of the evidence supporting the PEARLS Program, NREPP added PEARLS to its searchable online registry of mental health and substance abuse interventions. In 2014, the PEARLS NREPP listing was updated to include recent research and dissemination activities.
View the PEARLS Program listing on the NREPP site.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have included the PEARLS Program in its publication Addressing Depression in Older Adults: Selected Evidence-Based Programs, which is intended to draw attention to evidence based programs for treating depression. The CDC seeks to increase awareness that depression is a public health issue and can be effectively addressed through community-based programs. The programs presented in this issue brief, of which the PEARLS Program is one, are all evidence-based and have been successfully replicated in other communities. They were also featured as part of the Effective Programs to Treat Depression in Older Adults conference held in May 2008, sponsored by the CDC Prevention Research Centers Healthy Aging Research Network and the Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum.
Administration for Community Living
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is an organization created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to meet the needs of people with disabilities and older adults to be able to live at home with the support they need. After an independent review of the evidence supporting the PEARLS Program, ACL added PEARLS to its list of Aging and Disability Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (ADEPP).
View the PEARLS Program listing on the ACL site.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the Nation’s lead Federal agency for research on healthcare quality, costs, outcomes, and patient safety. The AHRQ works with partners to distribute research-based information to patients, healthcare providers, and public policymakers. As part of this effort, their Innovations Exchange shares evidence-based programs and tools for a range of settings and populations. AHRQ added PEARLS to their innovation profiles in 2009.
View the PEARLS Program innovation listing on the AHRQ site.