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Byron Powell: Improving the design and application of implementation strategies

Improving the Design and Application of Implementation Strategies

Byron Powell, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Effective implementation often requires the use of multifaceted, multilevel implementation strategies given the myriad barriers to delivering evidence-based practices in community settings. Ideally, the design of implementation strategies would be guided by theory, evidence, and pragmatic input from relevant stakeholders; however, methods to guide the application of implementation strategies are not well developed. There is a clear need for rigorous and practical methods to guide stakeholders in the identification, selection, and tailoring of implementation strategies for their contexts. This presentation will include an overview of emerging approaches to the design and application of implementation strategies, a discussion of key priorities for the field, and an introduction to a study focused on developing and piloting a novel method for tailoring implementation strategies to specific contexts.