*Names in bold indicate Presenter
The Landscape of Human Services Implementation
This paper will synthesize major findings and components from over 30 published implementation frameworks. The synthesis will include: 1) identification of major components from each framework (e.g., readiness, stages, implementation teams, inner and outer context); 2) identification of the purpose and application of different frameworks (e.g., research, theory, technical assistance); and 3) gaps or weaknesses across frameworks (i.e., areas that need to be addressed further by the field).
The Role of Implementation Science in Achieving Collective Impact in Global Context
Achieving collective and social impact will require a systematic approach to: 1) develop shared objectives for creating contexts hospitable to evidence-based programs and innovations; and 2) build the capacity of key stakeholder groups to develop and institutionalize the infrastructure needed for the full and effective use of innovations (Fixsen et. al, 2009). This paper will discuss the transformative and incremental changes that will need to be made by key stakeholder groups – funders, policy-makers, program developers, researchers, and service providers – in order to co-create the visible infrastructure needed to support effective implementation of evidence-based programs and innovations (Metz & Albers, 2014).
The Application of Implementation Science in Complex, Changing Policy Environment
This paper will address how implementation science can help to provide a framework for policymakers to use in the midst of chaotic environments where economic and social priorities are shifting. It has been said that implementation frameworks can help policymakers go from “making lists” to “making sense” – a critical pursuit in the complex and ambiguous political context (Aberbach & Christiansen, 2013).