A web-based platform to support the implementation of an evidence-based mental health intervention: Lessons from the CBITS website

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Vona, P., Wilmoth, P., Jaycox, L. H., Sturtz McMillen, J., Kataoka, S. H., Wong, M., DeRosier, M. E., Langley, A. K., Kaufman, J., Tang, L., & Stein, B. D. (in press). A web-based platform to support the implementation of an evidence-based mental health intervention: Lessons from the CBITS website. Psychiatric Services

To better understand the role of web-based platforms in behavioral health, we examine the use of a website designed to support training and implementation of an evidence-based intervention. Using data from the online registration survey and Google Analytics, we examined user characteristics and website utilization, and found that engagement was substantial across all user groups. Visit duration differed by registrants’ characteristics, with less experienced clinicians spending more time on the website. The training section accounted for the majority of page views across user groups. Individuals previously trained in CBITS viewed more pages in the implementation assistance and online community sections.

Conclusion: Web-based platforms may have the potential to support training and implementation of evidence-based interventions for clinicians of varying levels of experience and subsequently may facilitate more rapid dissemination. Web-based platforms may be promising for trauma-related interventions, since training and implementation support should be available rapidly following a traumatic event.

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