Implementation Practice During a Time of Crisis
How do we provide implementation support to public systems and communities during a pandemic? This guest post and resharing of a podcast provides some good ideas for managing during this time. Special thanks to our colleagues for sharing this helpful work!
The National Implementation Research Institute promotes and cultivates Skills and Competencies for Implementation Support Practitioners, namely: Co-Creation, in the form of co-learning, brokering, addressing power differentials, co-design, and tailored support; Continuous Improvement, in the form of assessing need and context, applying and integrating implementation science approaches, and conducting improvement cycles; and Sustaining Change, in the form of growing and sustaining relationships, building capacity, cultivating leadership, and facilitation.
In addition to the skills and competencies noted above, there are also five principles – empathy, curiosity, commitment, methodical, transdisciplinary – which guide the work of an Implementation Support Practitioner. These guiding principles may be more critical in this time of crisis than ever before.
We invite you to listen to a conversation with Allison Metz, Leah Bartley, and Amanda Farley as they pause and reflect on how principle-based implementation support can be helpful in making decisions around implementation and striving to be the best partners possible for public agencies such as child welfare systems during this time. Click HERE to access the blog post and audio-recorded conversation.