The Critical Role of State Agencies in the Age of Evidence-Based Approaches: The Challenge of New Expectations

Van Dyke, M. K., & Naoom, S. F.

From the abstract: "Evidence-based approaches only benefit individuals when fully and effectively implemented. Since funding and monitoring alone will not ensure the full and effective implementation of effective strategies, state agencies have the opportunity to assess and modify current roles, functions, and policies to align with the requirements of evidence-based strategies. Based on a growing body of knowledge to guide effective implementation processes, state agencies or designated partner organizations can develop the capacity, mechanisms, and infrastructure to effectively implement evidence-based strategies. Informed by the literature and shaped by 'real-world experience,' the Active Implementation Frameworks provide a stage-matched approach to purposeful, active, and effective implementation..."

Citation: Van Dyke, M. K., & Naoom, S. F. (2016). The critical role of state agencies in the age of evidence-based approaches: The challenge of new expectations. Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work, 13, 45-58.
DOI: 10.1080/15433714.2014.942021