Putting Implementation Science Into Practice: Lessons From the Creation of the National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center

Fleming, W. O., Apostolico, A. A., Mullenix, A. J., Starr, K., & Margolis, L.
2019

From the abstract: "This article describes how implementation science informed the design of a national training and technical assistance (TA) center, and how implementation best practices have been used to improve the quality of training and technical assistance services offered to states/jurisdictions . . . Policymakers and funding agencies should consider how training and technical assistance programs demonstrate knowledge and use of implementation science best practices among other evidence based practices in their work. Increasing attention to the use of implementation science can contribute to a higher quality of service among technical assistance centers, with the long term goal of improving outcomes for training and assistance recipients and the communities they serve. Establishing the link between customer satisfaction and quality of technical assistance, on the one hand, and long term outcomes, on the other, remains a challenge and an area of focus and learning for the Center."

Citation: Fleming, W. O., Apostolico, A. A., Mullenix, A. J., Starr, K., & Margolis, L. (2019). Putting implementation science into practice: Lessons from the creation of the National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center. Maternal and Child Health Journal. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s10995-018-02697-x
DOI: 10.1007/s10995-018-02697-x