Project Portfolio

The NIRN has been very fortunate to have the opportunity to engage in National and Global initiatives across human services. Currently, the NIRN is engaged in building a better laboratory in which the Active Implementation components are in use and available for study.  The NIRN Project Portfolio (below) outlines the range of NIRN activities and projects taking place now and in recent years.

Current Projects

  • U.S. Department of Education
    January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2017
    Effective implementation capacity is essential to improving education. The SISEP Center supports education systems in creating implementation capacity for evidenceā€based practices benefiting students with disabilities. Project funding is by the Office of Special Education Programs.
  • JBS International Inc.
    September 30, 2013 - September 29, 2016
    The NIRN will support the Permanency Innovations Initiative project by providing training and technical assistance based in implementation science and practice to refine, problem-solve, and strengthen the use of innovations to improve the safety and permanency outcomes of children and families.
  • Duke Endowment
    January 1, 2014 - January 31, 2016
    This project supports evaluation activities related to ongoing implementation of the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program system of interventions in two North Carolina counties. Triple P is an evidence-based, community-wide parenting and family support system to promote the social, emotional, health, and behavioral wellbeing of children.
  • Canadian Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
    April 1, 2013 - March 31, 2015
    The purpose of the CAMH's Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) is to create and build the implementation capacity of regional and local Implementation Teams. Using Active Implementation frameworks, NIRN is supporting CAMH to develop the infrastructure for sustaining and scaling interventions in children’s mental health and addiction sectors across the Province.
  • Casey Family Programs
    January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
    The National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) is partnering with Casey Family Programs (CFP) to integrate principles and frameworks of implementation science into their ongoing technical assistance and strategic support of jurisdictions to achieve better outcomes for children and families.
  • Thrive by Five Washington
    April 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
    The National Implementation Research Network will support Thrive by Five Washington in the development of their Implementation HUB for Evidence-Based Home Visitation.
  • Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
    June 1, 2013 - May 31, 2014
    The Healthy Places North Carolina (HPNC) initiative is a 10-year project funded by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to create the conditions for initial, sustainable, and dramatic improvements in the health of all the people who live in selected Tier 1 counties in North Carolina.
  • Education Northwest
    April 1, 2013 - March 31, 2014
    The goal of this project is to expand implementation capacity in the staff group of the NW Regional Comprehensive Center. This goal will be accomplished by presentations of current knowledge regarding implementation best practices, science, and policy; practice-based mentoring and coaching regarding the use of implementation principles as applied to current and ongoing work of the NW RCC; and assessments of implementation skills and outcomes at RCC, SEA, and LEA levels.
  • JBS International Inc.
    September 30, 2010 - September 29, 2013
    This project will provide training and technical assistance to Long-Term Foster Care Grants in planning and implementing their innovative intervention strategies aimed at reducing the time in out-of-home care for long waiting children engaged in the child welfare system.