Using evidence base and implementation analysis to assess programmes
Effective Practice Online Seminar Series
An online seminar series, hosted by the Social Research Unit (Dartington), continues on the 15 May with the fourth seminar in the series exploring 'How to implement evidence-based programmes'. The seminar will cover the following topics:
- What is an evidence-based programme?
- Making programmes ‘system ready’ and systems ‘programme ready’
- What is fidelity and why is it important?
- How to monitor fidelity
- Manuals – what they are, how to develop/use them, why they are important for high-quality implementation
- Serving the right people
- The contribution of staffing and organisation to implementation
For those interested in the bottom line....the take home message identifies four conditions that appears to contribute to successful implementation of a programme;
(1) carefully selected practitioners receiving coordinated training, coaching and frequent performance assessments
(2) organizations providing the infrastructure for timely training, skilful supervision, coaching and regular process and outcome evaluations
(3) communities and consumers fully engaged in selection and evaluation of programmes and practices
(4) funding, policies and regulation that create a favourable environment for implementation and programme operations.
Take a look at www.dartington.org.uk for more detail......