By: Dennis D. Embry, Mark Lipsey, Kristin Anderson Moore, & Diana F. McCallum
This brief is part of a series that explores key implementation considerations important to consider when replicating evidence-based programs for children and youth. This brief describes ways research and data may be used to inform the steps involved in developing new or modified prevention programs. At each step, the goal is to draw on data, research, and evaluation findings, as well as theory and the experience of the practice community, to inform the development of strategies that improve outcomes. This is one of four research briefs prepared under the auspices of an ASPE contract entitled Emphasizing Evidence-Based Programs for Children and Youth: An Examination of Policy Issues and Practice Dilemmas Across Federal Initiatives.