Open Invitation to Congressional Briefing on Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention Programs
On January 14, 2-5 PM, at 2237 Rayburn House Office Building, the Prevention Project will host Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention Programs: Implications for Policymakers in Congress and Elsewhere, a Congressional Briefing on wide-scale implementation of well-established programs in order to inform prevention legislation and the interaction between policymakers, governmental agencies, and service providers who implement programs. Representatives Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (Dem-VA-03) and Robert Pittenger (Rep-NC-09) will speak.
Officials and staff at all levels of government are welcome, as well as researchers, evaluators, educators, practitioners, advocates, and funders. Though the Congressional Briefing emphasizes implications for policymakers, those working with policymakers or interested in implementation work will find the information helpful.
“Panel One: Evaluation and Implementation Methods” includes these areas of focus: “Evaluating Evidence and Making Decisions about Evidence-Based Prevention Work,” “The Interactive System Framework (ISF): A Model for Disseminating and Implementing Effective Prevention Programs,” and “Application of the ISF model.”
“Panel Two: Decision-making Considerations for Policymakers” includes Aldridge on “What policymakers need to know about implementing evidence-based programs.” This panel also focuses on “A Proven, Multi-Systemic Model of Local Governance for Implementing and Sustaining a Broad Spectrum of EBPs,” “A Policymaker's View of the Practical and Effective Application of Evidence-Based Practices,” and “Implementing EBPs on a Societal Level, Stressing the Importance of Nurturing Environments.”
Neil Wollman, Senior Fellow