The Institute of Medicine identifies evidence-based practice as a core competence for health professionals in the 21st century.* The EBBP Council prepared this analysis of competencies needed to engage in the process of evidence based behavioral practice. The Council thanks the numerous organizations and individuals who provided comments on the draft white paper in 2007. The revised version of this document will guide the development of training materials.

The Council considers the Definition and Competencies for Evidence-Based Behavioral Practice a living document, i.e., one that will be reviewed on a regular basis. Continued feedback is welcome and may be sent c/o Jeremy Steglitz, EBBP Coordinator,

*Greiner AC, Knebel E, editors. Health professions education: A bridge to quality. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press; 2003. (Institute of Medicine Quality Chasm series).

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