A pressing challenge facing the contemporary behavioral health treatment system is the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs). Although many EBPs exist for uptake and delivery to improve treatment outcomes, only 1-3% of provider organizations achieve successful implementation (Bruns et al., 2016). The reasons why provider organizations struggle to implement EBPs are numerous and complex, but a primary reason is that essential foundations of the implementation process get skipped or missed.
This presentation from Scott Caldwell, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, will highlight exploration matters with focus on the early steps that organizations can take to create the foundations for later success. Participants will be provided practical guidance and tools for how to engage research-based exploration steps with examples from the field.
- Be able to identify 2 reasons why EBP implementation is important.
- Be able to identify 2 foundations of exploration.
- Be able to identify 3 steps of exploration.
- Be able to identify 3 (of 6) domains in the Hexagon Exploration Tool.
- Consider interest in learning more.
About the presenter: Scott Caldwell’s career in the behavioral health treatment field spans three decades as a provider, trainer, evaluator, and consultant. At the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Scott leads the Motivational Interviewing (MI) Implementation Project which partners with selected provider organizations for a multi-year implementation process. As part of this work, Scott provides leadership coaching, implementation team facilitation, training, and MI coaching program development. Having recently completed the inaugural Implementation Practice Certificate Program through the Collaborative for Implementation Practice at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Scott is passionate about ongoing learning and collaboration with provider organizations to make EBP implementation a reality.