Core Intervention Components: Identifying and Operationalizing What Makes Programs Work

Karen Blase, Dean Fixsen
This brief focuses on the importance of identifying, operationalizing, and implementing the “core components” of evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions that likely are critical to producing positive outcomes.

Karen Blase and Dean FixsenThe brief offers a definition of “core components,” discusses challenges and processes related to identifying and validating them, highlights rationales for the importance of operationalizing core components, and explores implications for selecting, funding, implementing, scaling up, and evaluating programs.  The breif was written by NIRN Co-Directors Dr. Karen Blase and Dr. Dean Fixsen for The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.