Implementing and Sustaining Evidence-based Practice

The goal of this speaker series is to raise your awareness and understanding of issues related to implementation of evidence-based practices within mental health organizations. The series focuses on several key implementation principles, including: The state of the field of implementation science; Conceptual frameworks for addressing the unique elements involved in organizational change; and Suggestions for creating changes necessary at all levels of an organization to successfully adopt and implement evidence-based practices.

In this webinar John Landsverk explains to participants how to understand implementation research as both an emerging science and an extension of services research. The webinar helps participants learn about the current development of implementation science methods in the selected areas of implementation processes, fidelity measurement, and use of randomized designs by time and context. During the presentation the speaker encourages participants to consider the use of methods developed for implementation research in real-world dissemination and implementation initiatives within service systems.
In this webinar Deborah Ghate explores cultural and contextual considerations that may apply when implementing evidence-based and -informed practices throughout the world. While often originating in North America, many such practices are spreading elsewhere. Drawing on examples from the UK, Ireland, and Scandinavia, Dr. Ghate reflects on how variations in culture and in system/service-provider contexts may affect success in implementing evidence-based practice.
In this webinar Marian Quinn considers the challenges and opportunities arising from the introduction of evidence-based programs for children across a range of established organizations, lessons learned from mechanisms and approaches supporting fidelity and quality delivery, and the centrality of emotional intelligence as a key implementation driver.
In this webinar Allison Metz provides an overview of the application and utility of the NIRN Active Implementation Frameworks in supporting the scale-up of a statewide Differential Response Child Welfare Model and the major findings that emerged from this process.
In this webinar Dean Fixsen sheds light on the growing science of implementation and on the activities required to make full and effective use of evidence-based programs in typical human service environments. He also provides an overview of implementation stages, drivers, and improvement cycles.