Lessons Learned from 64 Evidence-Based Program Developers

In order to achieve positive outcomes, effective innovations and implementation strategies must be used in combination. This study examined the implementation of evidence-based programs and practices in the real world by exploring the ways in which evidence-based program developers support implementation of their programs and practices in new settings. Structured interviews were conducted with a random sample of evidence-based program developers whose programs were listed on the National Registry of Effective Programs and Practices as well as other national registries of evidence-based programs and practices.

The interview was focused on factors derived from a review and synthesis of the implementation evaluation literature.  The interviews were recorded, transcribed, and coded to identify similarities and differences between responses as well as themes and patterns that emerged across the participants. Results indicated that program developers provide varying degrees of support to organizations implementing their intervention. In addition, the results describe the extent to which program developers demonstrate varying levels of responsibility for implementation components. Implications for program developers, organizations, policy-makers, and consumers are discussed.

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