Evidence Based Implementation

Office of Coordinated Care & Regional Supports

Interventions based on the best available research and knowledge

The Evidence Based Development and Implementation Team supports operationalizing, increasing utilization, and ensuring ongoing fidelity of Evidence Based Programs & Services in our Continuum to prevent entry into DHHS custody and improve the quality of life of the children, youth and families we serve.

Program Summary

The Utah Department of Health and Human Services is committed to providing approved, evidence-based behavioral health, mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services to a child or their family in order to prevent entry into DHHS Custody.

Our office provides technical assistance in the development, implementation and monitoring of evidence based programs and services to ensure that program targets and outcomes are realistic, achievable and sustainable. In conjunction with the appropriate OU’s, we work to Identify the current capacity and utilization of DHHS to deliver EBP through DHHS staff and the Contracted Provider network. We facilitate trainings to meet ongoing capacity needs and oversee training completion.

We also ensure DHHS staff and contracted providers meet ongoing fidelity requirements for program targets and outcomes.

EBP Programs and Services

  • Functional Family Therapy
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • SafeCare
  • Utah Youth Village Families First

Fidelity Monitoring

Adherence to program fidelity is essential to ensure effective delivery of a targeted intervention. Fidelity also allows for the evaluation of the program efficacy through process measures and accountability to outcomes established for the intervention.

Fidelity monitoring provided by an outside entity ensures that the process and outcomes of a program or intervention are accurate and reliable.

During a fidelity review, our office can also offer technical assistance and problem solving around program implementation and delivery.

Contact us


Utah Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Family Health
Office of Coordinated Care & Reginal Support
195 North 1950 West
PO Box 142002
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2002


Nathan Cruz
[email protected]