ImpleNet: Spring 2014

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News, Notes and Discussion from the
National Implementation Research Network

Summer 2014


The Permanency Innovations Initiative

The Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII) is multi-site federal project focused on developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative intervention strategies to reduce long-term foster care stays.  NIRN is part of a collaboration supporting grantees in using implementation science and best practices to launch and sustain innovative, evidence-informed strategies and programs.







Active Implementation: Get started, get better


The Active Implementation Hub has added a “Getting Started” page to introduce practitioners, educators, coaches and trainers to the wealth of free, implementation content available on the AI Hub. The page includes four short (2-5 minute) orientation videos to view and share with others. The 5-minute “Implementation Quick Start” presentation has now been viewed over 750 times.

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The next Global Implementation Conference (GIC) will be held in Dublin, Ireland in the autumn of 2015.  GIC representatives Jen Schroeder, Bianca Albers, and Allison Metz recently met in Ireland to set the venue and dates. 


In addition to GIC 2015, the Global Implementation Initiative (GII) Board of Directors is developing plans to convene individual professors who are teaching one or more courses regarding implementation practice, science, and policy.  The convening of global experts will help to establish an on-line curriculum coupled with on-site residencies to support graduate education for the next waves of students interested in implementation as a major focus of their studies.  NIRN is pleased to be part of these efforts to further implementation work globally.







Aldridge, W. A., II, Blase, K. A., Van Dyke, M., Fixsen, D. L., & Metz, A. (2014). Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention Programs: Four Things Policymakers Need To Know With Related Policy Recommendations. Chapel Hill, NC: NIRN. Download PDF | View Video


Fixsen, D., Blase, K., Van Dyke, M., & Metz, A. (2014). Implementation and scaling violence prevention interventions. In Institute of Medicine & National Research Council (Eds.), The evidence for violence prevention across the lifespan and around the world: Workshop summary (pp. 59-60). Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Purchase Hard Copy | View HTML Version


Fixsen, D., Ogden, T. (2014) Facing the challenges of Implementation. Zeitschrift für Psychologie (Journal of Psychology). Vol. 222(1):1–3. Hogrefe Publishing.
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Permanency Innovations Initiative Training and Technical Assistance Project & Permanency Innovations Initiative Evaluation Team. (2013). The PII approach: Building implementation and evaluation capacity in child welfare (Rev. ed). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau, and Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.
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