It’s a well-accepted truth that evidence is necessary but not sufficient, in and of itself, in achieving consistent adoption of evidence-based practice in health care. Clinical practice guidelines often face challenges in gaining wide uptake due to their broad scope, lack of orientation toward measurement, or implementation and clinician resistance to change. In October Health Quality Ontario will launch its first set of Quality Standards – focusing on Behavioural Symptoms of Dementia, Major Depression, and Schizophrenia – to drive broad-scale adoption of evidence-based practices in high priority areas and minimize unwarranted variations in care. This interactive session will outline the statements and indicators of the quality standard and allow attendees to provide input on strategies for promoting uptake and adoption and measuring improvements.