Intervention-specific capacities are the human, technical, and fiscal conditions important for successfully implementing a particular intervention with quality (Flaspohler et al., 2008; Scaccia et al., 2014)4 . Although table 3 presents global constructs associated with intervention-specific capacity, each new program, practice, or policy has its own set of knowledge and skills required to implement it with quality.
Table 3. Subcomponents of Intervention-Specific Capacity
|Subcomponents of Intervention-Specific Capacity||Definition of Subcomponent|
|Intervention-Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities||Knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for an intervention, such as an understanding of the EBI’s theory of change or skills being taught in curricula.|
|Program Champion||Key stakeholder(s) who support an intervention through connections, knowledge, expertise, and social influence.|
|Specific Implementation Climate Supports||Extent to which the intervention is supported; presence of strong, convincing, informed, and demonstrable management support.|
Relationships between (a) providers and the training and technical assistance (TTA) support system and (b) between different provider organizations that are used to facilitate implementation.
Source: Scaccia et al. (2014)
4 In Scaccia et al. (2014), this is referred to as “innovation-specific capacity.” We use the term “intervention-specific capacity” synonymously throughout this brief.