ImpleNet: Spring 2013

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News, Notes and Discussion from the
National Implementation Research Network

Spring 2013


Free 24/7 Implementation training for you and your team
NIRN and SISEP launch a nationally available online learning environment.
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  The Active Implementation Hub  

Allison Metz
Healthy Places
North Carolina

Allison Metz

NIRN is partnering with the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to support an initiative to improve health in select North Carolina counties.
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Thrive By Five

Sandra Naoom

NIRN is partnering with Thrive by Five Washington to achieve better outcomes for children and families across Washington State.
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Early Learning Challenge

Meliissa Van Dyke

NIRN is partnering with the State of North Carolina on the Early Learning Challenge Transformation Zone to improve early childhood outcomes.
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Global Implementation Conference

With over 750 participants, the first biennial Global Implementation Conference in 2011 surpassed all expectations. The conference helped organize what is known about implementation science, identify best practices in common use, and inform policymakers who are willing to invest in new ways of thinking and doing. The theme for 2013 is Putting Implementation into Practice: Tools for Quality and Sustainability. The conference will focus on the methods and best practices required to achieve greater effectiveness of evidence-based interventions.

Early Bird Registraion Ends June 21st. Read More

  The Global Implementation Conference  


Book Cover  

Applying Implementation Science in Early Childhood Programs and Systems
Improving outcomes for young children and their families may start with choosing evidence-based curricula, interventions, and practices—but it doesn't end there. A new book edited by NIRN Associate Director Dr. Allison Metz offers guidance on how implementation science can help bridge the research-to-practice gap in early childhood.

book cover   Core Intervention Components: Identifying and Operationalizing What Makes Programs Work
NIRN Co-Directors Dr. Karen Blase and Dr. Dean Fixsen authored this recent brief focusing 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.
Handboook of Response to Intervention   Handbook of Response to Intervention in Early Childhood
This new book offers a comprehensive primer on RTI, including detailed information on its defining principles and features, its evidence base, specific RTI models, and program-level supports for implementing RTI. NIRN's Dr. Michelle Duda, Dr. Dean Fixsen and Dr. Karen Blase contributed a chapter entitled, Setting the Stage for Sustainability: Building the Infrastructure for Implementation Capacity.


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