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EPIC: Evidence-Based Practices and DBHIDS

Over the past several decades, researchers have identified a growing number of practices that are effective in supporting people with behavioral health challenges. These evidence-based and innovative practices are important components of a resilience and recovery-oriented behavioral health system. Therefore, DBHIDS has partnered with researchers, treatment experts and providers to promote the delivery of behavioral health evidence-based practices throughout Philadelphia.

EPIC was established in 2013 to advance system-wide strategies that support the implementation, sustainability and accessibility of behavioral health evidence-based practices in Philadelphia.

Activities of EPIC include:

  • Providing education and resources
  • Supporting DBHIDS EBP initiatives
  • Identifying key strategies for successful community implementation
  • Aligning fiscal and operational policies to optimize practice impact



To learn more about the EPIC program, visit DBHIDS Community Behavioral Health.

All EPIC information that had been available at DBHIDS.org can now be found at CBHphilly.org/cbh-providers/epic/