SIRC Office Hours with Dr. Erum Nadeem
Thursday, June 13th, 2019
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Learning collaboratives (LCs) are used widely to promote implementation of evidence-based practices. However, there has been limited research on the effectiveness of LCs and models vary widely in their structure, focus and components. Dr. Nadeem will discuss a pilot study on a theory-based LC model, which aimed to develop and field test the model to augment a state-led, evidence-based training program for clinicians providing mental health services to children. LC sites were contrasted with matched comparison sites that participated in the clinical training program alone. Results will be discussed. There will then be plenty of time for SIRC members to ask practical questions about how to apply LCs in their own current and future work.
In advance of the office hours, please review this literature review on LCs in mental health care –https://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.ps.201300229 – and be prepared to ask questions! In the registration survey, you’ll have the opportunity to list questions you have, and there will also be time for additional questions during the office hour.
SIRC Office Hours with Dr. Larry Palinkas
Thursday, April 4th, 2019
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Larry Palinkas will hold our first SIRC Office Hours on April 4 at 2 EST/11PST. Pragmatic clinical trials of mental health services are increasingly being developed to establish comparative effectiveness, influence sustainable implementation, and address real world policy decisions. However, use of time and resource intensive qualitative methods in pragmatic trials may be inconsistent with the aims of efficiency and cost minimization. Dr. Palinkas will discuss a qualitative method known as Rapid Assessment Procedure-Informed Clinical Ethnography (RAPICE) that combines the techniques of Rapid Assessment Procedures with clinical ethnography. There will then be plenty of time for SIRC members to ask practical questions about how to apply RAPICE in their own current and future work.
In advance of the office hours, please review this paper on RAPICE: https://rdcu.be/bqEHb, and be prepared to ask questions! In the registration survey, you’ll have the opportunity to list questions you have, and there will also be time for additional questions during the office hour.
, and be prepared to ask questions! In the registration survey, you’ll have the opportunity to list questions you have, and there will also be time for additional questions during the office hour.
“Setting the Stages for Understanding Mechanisms of Implementation”
Friday, March 22nd, 2019
Webinar overview: David Chambers will begin this webinar with an historical overview of the field of implementation science, setting the stage for why we are now poised to explore implementation mechanisms. Presenters will define implementation mechanisms and why they matter from a practical and scientific perspective. Cara Lewis and Nate Williams will present results from two systematic reviews of implementation mechanisms, which will reveal what we already know about implementation mechanisms and critical next steps for the field. This webinar is the first activity toward developing a research agenda for studying implementation mechanisms, which is the goal of SIRC’s new R13 entitled,“Advancing Mechanisms of Implementation to Accelerate Sustainable Evidence-Based Practice Integration”.
Dr. David Chambers is Deputy Director for Implementation Science in the Office of the Director in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Chambers manages a team focusing on efforts to build and advance the field of Implementation Science (IS) through funding opportunity announcements, training mechanisms, dissemination platforms, and enhancement of partnerships and networks to integrate research, practice and policy. He received his A.B. degree (with Honors) in Economics from Brown University in 1997, and an M.Sc. and D.Phil degree in Management Studies (Organisational Behaviour) in 1998 and 2001, respectively, from Oxford University (UK).
Dr. Cara C. Lewis is a clinical psychologist, associate investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute and affiliate faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. She is Past President of the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration and co-founding Editor-in-Chief of the proposed SIRC journal. Her research focuses on advancing pragmatic and rigorous measures and methods for implementation science and practice, and informing tailored implementation of evidence based practices. She is also a Beck Scholar with expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Dr. Nate Williams is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Boise State University and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. His research focuses on the relationship between organizational culture and climate and evidence-based practice implementation in children’s mental health services, developing and testing organizational implementation strategies, and methods for conceptualizing and testing multilevel mechanisms in implementation science.