From Classification to Causality: Advancing Understanding of Mechanisms of Change in Implementation Science

The science of implementation has offered little toward understanding how different implementation strategies work. To improve outcomes of implementation efforts, the field needs precise, testable theories that describe the causal pathways through which implementation strategies function.

Engaging Primary Care Practices in Studies of Improvement: Did You Budget Enough for Practice Recruitment?

We know that primary care transformation is hard work, but the methods and costs to enroll small primary care practices in large, regional quality improvement initiatives are unknown.  "Engaging Primary Care Practices in Studies of Improvement: Did You Budget Enough for Practice Recruitment?", authored by Michael Parchman, et al, and published in the April 2018 Annals of Family Medicine, describes the recruitment approach, cost, and resources required to recruit and enroll 500 pr

Implementing measurement based care in community mental health: a description of tailored and standardized methods.

How can community mental health centers better integrate evidence-based care for their patients who are experiencing depression?  This new publication, by Cara Lewis, PhD, and Elena Navarro, et al, explores two different methods used in a dynamic cluster randomized trial that sought to implement measurement based care (MBC) for depression in a community behavioral health setting.

Partnering to Succeed: How Small Health Centers Can Improve Care and Thrive Under Value Based Payment

How can small health centers contribute to a sustainable primary care safety net that achieves better care, better health, lower costs, happier staff, and reduced health disparities? They can partner to succeed. Read our March 2018 publication co-authored by JSI Research &Training, Inc.: Partnering to Succeed: How small health centers can improve care and thrive under value-based payment.

Optimizing Psychological Science’s Impact on Public Health

Like any new field, dissemination and implementation faces particular challenges that need to be tackled.

Toward criteria for pragmatic measurement in implementation research and practice: a stakeholder-driven approach using concept mapping

Knowing how well you’re doing is the cornerstone of quality improvement (QI.)  Getting that information about health care providers and staff depends on having the right tools.  Co-authored by Cara Lewis, this publication provides guidance on what to consider when developing health care QI measures.  Created with input given by international behavioral health agency stak

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