Evidence Synthesis & Dissemination

Evidence Synthesis & Dissemination (ES&D)

DHCC produces various types of evidence synthesis reports to inform and promote evidence-based psychological health practices in the Military Health System (MHS).

We use systematic, rigorous and transparent methods to evaluate the available evidence on topics of particular importance to improving the psychological health of service members and their families. We are uniquely positioned to interact with multiple stakeholder groups to ensure our products continually reflect the areas of greatest need. We also utilize collaborative partnerships with Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPCs) to minimize potential bias when needed.

ES&D efforts and reports help to:

  • Promote evidence-based clinical practices and policies
  • Facilitate the implementation of effective treatments and methods of care
  • Identify gaps in clinical knowledge to inform future research directions

Research Reviews

Psych Health Evidence Briefs: Provide summaries of the available scientific evidence and clinical guidance on existing and potential treatments for psychological health conditions that are commonly experienced by service members.


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Systematic Reviews: Provide comprehensive and rigorous syntheses of the available evidence to address specific psychological health questions relevant to service members and their care.

  • Systematic reviews are conducted using well-established and transparent methods that minimize potential bias:

    • The Cochrane approach to conducting systematic reviews
    • The GRADE (Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation) approach to evaluating the quality of evidence
    • Collaboration with EPCs

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