Implementing Evidence-based Practices with Fidelity

Dean L. Fixsen

Presented by NIRN in May 2005 at the Michigan Association of Community Health Boards Annual Spring Conference

This presentation 1) describes past attempts to implement effective practices in various fields, 2) describes a case study in program development, initial replication, and eventual national implementation, 3) discusses the long time frames needed to discover meaningful relationships in national implementation efforts, 4) summarizes the findings from an extensive review of the implementation evaluation literature, and 5) describes the key elements that seem essential to successful implementation of evidence-based programs and practices in human services.