Doing Something Differently: Lessons Learned from a Case Study Using Implementation Science to Guide Program Change

Kelley Perkins, Ph.D.
Zeynep Ercan, Ph.D.
Mon, 12/12/2016 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

This Let’s Talk session created space for a dialogue on how Implementation Science (IS) can be more accessible as a tool to guide quality improvement initiatives. After a brief overview of IS and the role of implementation teams, data and feedback loops, and infrastructure as key drivers for program improvement we engaged in a discussion of the role of program administrators as critical change agents in quality improvement. A case study from Rowan University supports our discussion.

Acknowledgements: The slides and related materials for this presentation on applying implementation science to early childhood programs and practices were prepared under the Child Care and Early Education Policy and Research Analysis Project (contract # HHSP23320095631WC) funded through the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and managed through a contract with Child Trends. The opinions and any factual errors expressed in these materials are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.