Utilizing County Evaluation Findings to Build Implementation Capacity and Infrastructure to Support the Triple P System of Interventions in North Carolina

The North Carolina Implementation Capacity for Triple P (NCIC-TP) project builds on the evaluation activities of a predecessor project, the Triple P Implementation Evaluation (TPIE).

This new project has three main activities. First, the project team is continuing to evaluate the scale-up of the Triple P - Positive Parenting Program system of interventions (Triple P) in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties, NC. Additional evaluation activities include qualitative interviews with state, county, and agency implementation leaders and support staff to learn more about initial evaluation findings and determine important context factors influencing the development of implementation capacity and infrastructure to support Triple P.

Second, the project team is developing and will be demonstrating training and technical assistance plans and quality improvement tools that can be used by local North Carolina counties and statewide partners to support the effective and sustainable scale-up of Triple P. The development and dissemination of training and technical assistance plans will involve consultation with key partners already supporting Triple P in North Carolina to ensure the usability of plans and tools, and presentation and brief support to North Carolina counties and statewide partners to make effective use of the plans and tools.

Finally, over the second and third years of the project, the project team will demonstrate the utility of the training and technical assistance plans by providing direct training and technical assistance to one North Carolina county that is scaling-up Triple P. Across years two and three, the project team will also identify and work with, in partnership with other statewide partners, an intermediary agency to build their capacity to sustain training and technical assistance to North Carolina counties scaling-up Triple P and other evidence-based health and wellbeing strategies.

FPG Project Staff:
William A. Aldridge II, Principal Investigator
Renée I. Boothroyd, Co-Principal Investigator
Desiree W. Murray, Co-Principal Investigator
Claire A. Veazey, Project Coordinator
Wendy M. Morgan, Learning and Development Senior Strategist
Debra Skinner, Senior Research Scientist
Laura J. Kuhn, Statistician
Allen Stutts, Research Assistant
Jennifer B. Robinette, Research Assistant
Rebecca H. Roppolo, Evaluation and Improvement Specialist
Awards:
Funding Agency: Duke Endowment
Funding Period: 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2018
Award Amount: $834,535
Funding Agency: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Funding Period: 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017
Award Amount: $613,250
Funding Agency: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Funding Period: 11/01/2016 - 12/31/2016
Award Amount: $50,000