Implementation Research in State Systems for Children with Behavioral Health Needs
Dr. Kimberly Hoagwood is the Cathy and Stephen Graham Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry and the Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine.
Abstract: Dissemination-Implementation science has emerged over the past decade replete with conceptual models and studies of barriers to the successful implementation of evidence-based programs. This work has been of limited usefulness to state systems that are undergoing massive changes due to changes in the healthcare system. These changes target accountability, costs, and outcomes of state services. In the rush by state health and behavioral health authorities to accommodate these changes, services for children and adolescents are being largely overlooked. Yet ironically the most direct way to address system problems is through redesign of prevention and intervention services for children. This entails closing the gap between evidence-based care and its implementation in real world settings. A body of research is emerging that identifies system-level, organizational-level, and individual-level (child and family) interventions that can dramatically improve services and outcomes for children and adolescents. Approaches include evidence-based framing, strategic collaborative interventions, quality metrics, and data driven feedback systems. In her talk, Dr. Hoagwood will provide examples of each and recommend a research agenda to accelerate practical progress.
Friday, March 24 at 10:00am to 11:00am
George I. Sanchez Building (SZB), 435
1912 SPEEDWAY , Austin, Texas 78705