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Abstract

Randomized controlled trials have established the efficacy of psychotherapy and medication treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Despite these advancements, many individuals do not receive guideline-concordant PTSD care. In an effort to advance dissemination of evidence-based PTSD treatments, the authors review several examples of dissemination efforts of mental health interventions. The first examples describe the dissemination of multifaceted collaborative care interventions for patients with depressive disorders and evidence-based interventions for patients with severe mental illness. The final example explores evolving efforts to adapt and disseminate interventions to acutely injured trauma survivors. For each example, the authors describe the problem with prior clinical approaches, the program to be disseminated, the barriers and levers to implementation and the progress in overcoming these barriers.