This research brief was written by Karen Blase, PhD, and Dean Fixsen, PhD, of the National Implementation Research Network and the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In 2010, ASPE awarded Child Trends a contract for the project "Emphasizing Evidence-Based Programs for Children and Youth: An Examination of Policy Issues and Practice Dilemmas Across Federal Initiatives". This contract was designed to assemble the latest thinking and knowledge on implementing evidence-based programs and developing evidence-informed approaches. This project has explored the challenges confronting stakeholders involved in the replication and scale-up of evidence-based programs and the issues around implementing evidence-informed strategies. Staff from ASPE's Division of Children and Youth Policy oversaw the project.
As part of this contract, three research briefs have been developed that focus on critical implementation considerations.
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