Thursday, June 1, 2017: 1:15 PM-2:45 PM
Capitol A (Hyatt Regency Washington, Washington DC)
Brian K. Bumbarger, Abigail A. Fagan, Catherine Bradshaw, C. Hendricks Brown, Deborah Gorman-Smith, Lauren Supplee and Belinda Sims
A major goal of prevention science and the Society for Prevention Research (as stated in the SPR Strategic Plan) is to advance the ability to effectively scale-up evidence-based programs, practices and policies (EBPs) in order to improve public health. This session will describe the work of the MAPS IV Task Force*, which is charged with providing recommendations for how to best scale up EPBs. We will describe our approach, which involves identifying the state-level systems that appear to be most amenable to scale-up efforts (public health, schools, justice, child welfare, and medical/clinical health), identifying the barriers to and facilitators of scale-up efforts within each system, and proposing strategies for overcoming the barriers to scale-up. After presenting the strategy and current status of the MAPS IV effort, we will solicit input from audience members (researchers, practitioners and policy makers) on their experiences and recommendations (e.g., examples and relevant issues to consider) as the Task Force continues its work. *The SPR MAPS (Mapping Advances in Prevention Science) are charged by the SPR Board of Directors with advancing an emergent focal area for prevention science.
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