Filtering on favorable outcomes

Use the outcomes filter to view only those interventions that received a well-supported or supported rating in a particular outcome domain. Selecting multiple outcome domains will yield interventions that have been rated well-supported or supported in any of the selected outcome domains.

Finding similar client characteristics and services

Use the client characteristics and services filters to identify interventions with similar populations and services. Selecting multiple filters identifies interventions with at least one population characteristic or service matching your selections.

Limiting results

Use the drop down menu to limit the results to those interventions that had been implemented in specific states or regions at the time the interventions were studied. Type a year, such as 1998, to exclude interventions that were first implemented prior to that date.

Sorting results

The interventions are sorted alphabetically, by default. Choose from the drop down menu or click on the column headers to sort the interventions by the effectiveness ratings assigned in one of the outcome domains or by the number of the intervention's population characteristics and services that match the filters you selected.

  • The count in the Number of matching population characteristics and services column lets you know the correspondence between the selected population characteristics and intervention services and the displayed interventions; "1" means that the intervention targeted or provided one of the characteristics or services you selected, "2" means it targeted or provided two, and so on. The matching characteristics or services are shown in bold.
  • If you combine the Outcomes, Characteristics and Services filters, your search results will be limited to interventions that receive a well-supported or supported rating for any of the selected outcomes and that serve at least one of the selected populations or provide at least one of the selected services.


Select up to three interventions and click Compare Selected to see more information about their populations, setting, and effectiveness, side-by-side.