Supporting Replication and Scale-Up of Evidence-Based Home Visiting Programs: Assessing the Implementation Knowledge Base

Publisher: American Journal of Public Health, published online ahead of print
Jul 17, 2014
Authors
Diane Paulsell, Patricia Del Grosso, and Lauren Supplee

Almost all models had information available on at least one element of the implementation translation, support, and delivery systems. However, the field has room to grow to fully support quality implementation with fidelity through the framework of the ISF. 

In recent years, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners have expressed a growing interest in the use of interventions with scientific evidence of effectiveness. Reproducing positive effects shown in research, however, requires more than simply adopting an evidence-based program. There is growing recognition across disciplines of the importance of implementation research to guide adoption, replication, and scale-up of evidence-based interventions. We evaluate the state of the knowledge base supporting replication and scale-up of evidence-based programs by reviewing information on implementation included in the research literature on 22 home visiting programs that have or are building an evidence base. We used the Interactive Systems Framework for Dissemination and Implementation to assess programs.