Using Implementation Science to Support and Align Practice and System Change: Lessons Learned from the Catawba County Child Wellbeing Project

Allison Metz, Karen Blase, Leah Bartley, Dawn Wilson, Phil Redmond, Karin Malm
This is the second brief in a series, Building a Post-Care Service System in Child Welfare: Lessons Learned from the Frontlines of Implementation Science in Catawba County. This brief describes how implementation science principles informed technical assistance strategies used in Catawba County to support the full and effective use of evidence-based and evidence-informed practices (EBPs/EIPs). Topics include building the capacity of local implementation teams, conducting stage-appropriate activities, and creating an implementation infrastructure to sustain new interventions.

Metz, A., Blase, K., Bartley, L., Wilson, D., Redmond, P., & Malm K. (2012). Using Implementation Science to Support and Align Practice and System Change: Lessons Learned from the Catawba County Child Wellbeing Project. Chapel Hill, NC: Child Trends Research Brief