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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) is a searchable online registry of more than 250 interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment. In order to learn how to implement EnhanceWellness in your community, visit The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices website.
EnhanceWellness was reviewed and accepted to be on the US HHS Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality Health Care Innovations Exchange website as an innovation that improves quality and reduces disparities.
Health Mentor Program Published Study
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* Formerly known as the Lifetime Fitness Program (LFP)
† Formerly known as the Health Enhancement Program (HEP)