University of Wisconsin–Madison

Promising Practices

Promising Practices are changes that were tested and shown to be actual improvements by various behavioral health organizations.

Use the promising practices as inspiration for change in your organization—re-invent them, improve on them and be creative—and let us know what happens so that we can continue to enrich and expand the library of change ideas available to the entire NIATx network.


Expected Benefit: A = High, B = Medium, C = Low

Ease of Implementation: 1 = Easy, 2 = Requires some time and resources, 3 = Requires significant time and resources

Reduce Wait Time
Reduce No-Shows
Increase Continuation
Increase Admissions
Ease of Implementation:
Requires some time and resources
Requires significant time and resouces
Expected Benefit:
Financial Impact:
Reduce Costs
Increase Revenue
Increase Staff Retention
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