Highlights of Completed Work

Implementation Practice, Policy, and Science

Global Implementation Conference

Funders: Governments and philanthropies from several nations
Establish a forum for transdisciplinary collaboration to rapidly advance the science, policy, and practice of implementation, organization change, and system transformation.
August 15 - 17, 2011 - Washington, DC
www.implementationconference.org

Education

Developing Implementation Capacity (ATLAS)

Funder: ChildFund International and ChildFund Zambia
Develop implementation capacity throughout the ChildFund organization and support the effective implementation of a set of evidence-informed teaching and learning strategies
Zambia
http://www.childfund.org/
Co-PIs: Melissa Van Dyke and Sandra Naoom

Early Childhood

Evaluation of Head Start’s Innovation and Improvement Project

Funder: Child Trends
Conduct an implementation and pre-post outcome study of the online associate’s degree program for infant and toddler teachers developed by the University of Cincinnati/Zero to Three/WestEd partnership, called the Mentor Infant and Toddler Teacher (MITT) Initiative.
United States
http://www.cech.uc.edu/eclc/programs/
PI: Allison Metz

Developing and implementing an Evidence-informed Early Child Development  Program

Funder: ChildFund International and ChildFund Zambia
Inform the development of an effective early child development intervention that can be successfully implemented and evaluated nationally.
Zambia
http://www.childfund.org/
Co-PIs:  Sandy Naoom and Melissa Van Dyke

Parenting Research Centre and National Implementation Research Network Collaboration

Funder: Parenting Research Centre
Build organizational capacity and staff competency within PRC to apply implementation science to work with partner agencies, increase the readiness for replication of Signposts parenting program, and increase general knowledge of implementation science with key stakeholders in Australia through events, presentations, and ongoing dialogue.
Australia
http://parentingrc.org.au/vp/programs/index.php
Co-PIs: Allison Metz and Sandy Naoom

Health/Public Health/Mental Health/Substance Abuse

Improving Maternal and Infant Outcomes – “Health Huts”

Funder:  ChildFund International and ChildFund Senegal
Build a joint Program Offer (collaborating with UNC School of Public Health and FPG) for countries that will serve the needs of their children and families in early childhood, health, and nutrition and develop implementation capacity throughout the ChildFund organization.
Senegal
http://www.childfund.org/
PI: Sandy Naoom

Violence Prevention Implementation Research

Funder: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Design and conduct research on the contributions of implementation factors to the evidence-based Teen Dating Violence Prevention program, Safe Dates.
United States
Consultant and Researcher: Sandy Naoom

CDC Implementation Learning Collaborative

Funder: CDC/SciMetrika
Build the capacity of up to six project teams in the Program Implementation and Dissemination Branch to apply the science and practice of implementation to current and future projects.
United States
Consultants: Melissa Van Dyke and Sandy Naoom

SAMHSA Science to Service Implementation Award Program

Funder: SAMHSA (subcontract between CRP and UNC)
Manage the annual Implementation Awards programs for the SAMHSA to recognize community agencies that are implementing one or more evidence-based programs with fidelity and good outcomes in mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment.
United States
http://www.samhsa.gov/scienceandservice/
PI: Michelle Duda
Duration of Engagement: Five Years

Falls Prevention Implementation Research

Funder: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Design and conduct research on the contributions of implementation factors to evidence-based programs designed to prevent injuries among the elderly.
United States
Consultant and Researcher: Dean Fixsen

Implementing Falls Prevention Programs and Policies

Funder: Centre of Excellence on Mobility, Fall Prevention & Injury in Aging
Contribute to the development of implementation capacity to support evidence-based approaches to falls prevention among the elderly.
Canada
Consultant: Dean Fixsen

Criminal Justice System

Norval Morris Keystone Group

Funder: National Institute of Corrections
Provide implementation information and guidance to the Keystone Group in their efforts to ensure that Project outcomes related to reducing the corrections population nationally and transforming the corrections workforce, furthering Dr. Morris’ vision of a making corrections more “just, efficient, and humane.”
United States
http://nicic.gov/Keystone
Consultant: Melissa Van Dyke

Implementing Effective Practices in Federal Probation

Funder: Administrative Office of the United States Courts, US Probation and Pretrial Services
Contribute to the development of implementation capacity to support evidence-based approaches in federal probation.
United States
Consultant: Melissa Van Dyke