The Hawai'i Center for Evidence-Based Practice (HI CEBP) was established in August, 2003 to encourage wider use
of evidence-based practices, for residents aged 18 and above, in Hawai'i's public mental health system. The HI CEBP
is based on three philosophical commitments: (1) to encourage recovery from mental illness, (2) to cultivate culturally
competent services, and (3) to provide effective services to consumers.
The HI CEBP is a collaboration of the Hawai'i Department of Health, its Adult Mental Health Division, and the University
of Hawai'i's (UH) School of Nursing,
School of Social Work, Department of Psychology, Social Sciences Research
Institute, and the
School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry.
The HI CEBP is a virtual center guided by a coordinator in concert with an interdisciplinary consortium of
representatives from the AMHD and UH collaborating programs.
The specific goals of the HI CEBP include:
- Identification of emerging evidence-based practices and appropriate modification of SAMHSA documented EBPs
- Professional development and training for current work force
- Future workforce development
- Grant procurement and integration
- Annual EBP Conference
- Resource center/information sharing for the Pacific Basin
- Education, empowerment, and enrichment of consumers and their family members