Using Evidence-Based Programs
By focusing efforts on "what works," communities and programs are better able to improve participants'health and well-being. To boost the potential of an evidence-based program, it often needs to be implemented with fidelity. Factors such as how well a program's design fits with a community's needs affect how well an evidence-based program can be implemented. HHS's Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation has released three issue briefs that cover community readiness and contextual fit of programs, and using evidence-based constructs for program assessment.
- Willing, Able -> Ready: Basics and Policy Implications of Readiness As A Key Component for Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions (PDF, 17 pages)
- The Importance of Contextual Fit When Implementing Evidence-Based Interventions (PDF, 16 pages)
- Using Evidence-Based Constructs to Assess Extent Of Implementation Of Evidence-Based Interventions (PDF, 18 pages)