Welcome to the Center for Implementation-Dissemination of Evidence-Based Practices among States, known as the IDEAS Center, one of eight NIMH-funded ALACRITY Centers.
The Center is co-directed by Dr. Kimberly Hoagwood at NYU, and Dr. Mary McKay at The Brown School of Social Work at Washington University (St. Louis). This longstanding partnership, which pools significant research, training, and administrative and scientific resources, is dedicated to advancing the field of implementation science in the health and mental health systems serving children, adolescents, and their families.
Our mission: to help all states improve the effectiveness and efficiency of state roll-outs of evidence-based practices and quality improvement initiatives.
Joining us in this mission are many IDEAS Center partners –family advocates, providers, and state policymakers - who help us to sharply focus our research on taking 'what works' and making sure it works well to improve outcomes for children and families.
Click here to join our growing community of Center partners and help us in our efforts to advance implementation science.
And check back often for research updates and tips and tools that promote the more efficient and effective implementation of evidence-based practices to improve the mental health of children and their families.
Thanks for visiting our Center.
Kimberly Hoagwood, PhD
IDEAS Center Co-Director,
Vice Chair for Research,
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry,
NYU Langone Medical Center
Mary McKay, PhD
IDEAS Center Co-Director,
Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean,
Brown School of Social Work
IDEAS Awarded $6.7M NIMH Grant to Improve Mental Health Services for Youth Served in State Systems
Kimberly Eaton Hoagwood, Ph.D., Cathy and Stephen Graham Professor and Vice Chair for Research in New York University’s Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Langone Health, and Mary McKay, Ph.D., Dean, Washington University, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, were awarded a four-year, $6,736,386 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to improve the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in public health and mental health systems serving low-income, largely minority children and adolescents with mental health disorders. The grant continues their work, nationally, to improve the care that children and adolescents receive in state-serving health and mental health systems.
NEW! Systems Science Summer Institute July 26-August 2, 2019
At this 5-day Summer Training Institute (July 26-Aug 2), participants will get a hands-on introduction to systems science method. Click here for more information and to apply.
Interested in Upcoming MAP Trainings in New York State?
The Evidence-Based Treatment and Dissemination Center provides free training on evidence-based practices to New York State clinicians through its Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP) decision support tool. Click here to join the EBTDC mailing list to receive more information about clinical trainings.
* Please note, MAP training is a clinical framework and decision support tool it is not related to the Health Home Serving Children Medicaid Analytics Performance Portal (MAPP).
IDEAS News and Notes
Dr. Sally Horwitz named DCAP Faculty Mentor of the Year
Sally Horwitz, Ph.D., was awarded Mentor of the Year by the NYU Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (DCAP) and Bellevue Hospital. The award recognizes the significant contributions Dr. Horwitz has made in mentoring many researchers in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Bellevue Hospital. Congratulations Dr. Horwitz!
Research & TA Centers
NYS OMH Technical Assistance Centers
Engaging Patients and Providers
- Reining in Anxiety >
Maternal Depression Studies
Improving Family‑to‑Family Services in Children’s Mental Health
- Improving Implementation of Evidence-Based Trauma Care in Schools through Community Partnership
- The Parent Partner Initiative
- Strengthening Quality in School Mental Health
- The Partnering Through Crisis Project
- EBTDC Research Studies
- Equine Therapy Study
Data / Decision Support Systems
- Implementation of Feedback System to Improve EBTs for Children in Mental Health
- Quality Improvement Implementation in Child Mental Health: A 2-state Comparison
- Development of Quality Measures for Adolescent Depression - National Collaborative for Innovation in Quality Measurement (NCINQ)
- Development of Care Pathway for Identifying and Treating Maternal Depression in Pediatric Primary Care
- Project KEEP
- Testing a Structured Learning Collaborative to Improve Implementation of Managing and Adapting Practice >
- Longitudinal Assessment of Manic Symptoms (LAMS)
- Development of Psychotropic Prescribing Quality Measures
- Featured Project
- Mixed Methods and Measures >
- IDEAS Post-Doc Training Opportunities
- NYS OMH Technical Assistance Centers >
- Faculty Publications >
- Center Presentations >
- IDEAS News & Notes >
- Center Newsletter
- IDEAS Research-Informed Policy Briefs
Special Seminars at IDEAS
- Systems Science Summer Institute (2019)
- DIS SIG ABCT Pre-Conference Meeting
- IOM-NRC Presentation April 1-2, 2014
- Hoagwood Grand Rounds Presentation 1.18.13
- McSilver Lecture: Bridging the Gap
- 5th Annual NIH Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation: Research at the Crossroads, March 19 & 20, 2012
- Mixed Methods Seminar May 2012
- NYSPI Biostatistics Seminar >
- Webinar on Economic Analysis
- IDEAS Annual Report
- Our IDEAS Community
- Contact Us