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Evidence-Based Treatments Should be the Standard of Care

Better outcomes, improved health equity, and cost savings are three reasons why evidence-based children's mental health treatments should become the standard of care in Connecticut.
CHDI's President & CEO, Jeff Vanderploeg illustrated these points in a Hartford Courant op-ed, "There are ways to help children who suffer from mental health conditions, and we should make more use of them." He cited a CHDI analysis of data from 45,000 children which found that evidence-based treatments resulted in greater improvements and reduced disparities in treatment outcomes compared to "usual care." The findings are further summarized in Issue Brief 71, "Better than Usual (Care): Evidence-based Treatment Improve Outcomes and Reduce Disparities for Children of Color."

Jeffrey Vanderploeg, Ph.D. - President & CEO