Caryn Blitz, PhD

Administration for Children and Families, US DHHS

 Kate Comtois, PhD, MPH

University of Washington


The SIRC Practitioner Network of Expertise (PNoE), with the support of the Board, has begun a project addressing the lack of infrastructure for the implementation of prevention and treatment interventions.

What began as an idea for a SIRC 2017 preconference session has developed into an initiative focused on developing a series of applied guidance documents through the sub NoEs (provider, intermediary, and policy/funder) and led by the PNoE steering committee. Interested SIRC members are invited to participate in the project through the various NoEs based on their background, level of interest, and preference for participation.

This project has begun a series of three webinars. The first webinar, which can be viewed here, summarized what has already been documented about these issues and successful exemplars. The second webinar highlighted examples of state-level infrastructure for implementing and scaling multiple prevention and treatment strategies, and can be viewed here. The third webinar can be viewed here and highlighted examples of national implementation infrastructure organized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)