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Implementation Science: What is it and why is it important?

2021 Speaker Series:
Implementing Evidence-Based Practices for Children, Youth, and Families
Speaker: Dr. Melissa Van Dyke

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2021 Speaker Series

Implementation Science: What is it & why is it important?

For the first event in this series, Implementing Evidence-Based Practices for Children, Youth, and Families, we welcome Dr. Melissa Van Dyke, a national leader in implementation science research and program implementation. During this session, Dr. Van Dyke will explain the basics of implementation science and how effective implementation planning can help you launch successful programs for children, youth, and families.

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Implementing Evidence-Based Practices for Children, Youth, & Families

Throughout 2021, the Meadows Institute will welcome experts in implementation science, evidence-based practices, health equity, financing, and more to help Texas mental health providers deepen their understanding of how to roll-out and sustain best practices in mental health.

While many of these principles can be applied to a broad population, we will focus on evidence-based practice implementation efforts targeting children, youth, and their families. If you’ve ever wondered what makes some initiatives take hold and others slowly fade away, you’ll want to mark your calendar for these events.

Information on upcoming events in the series will be posted to our Events page.

Featured Speaker

headshot Dr. Melissa Van Dyke

Dr. Melissa Van Dyke

International Expert Advisor on Implementation, Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection, University of Strathclyde Glasgow

Dr. Van Dyke comes to the field of implementation after state-level experience in child welfare, children’s mental health, and juvenile justice systems. In her 10 years as Director of the National Implementation Research Network, Dr. Van Dyke provided implementation science expertise while leading and coordinating community, state, and federal initiatives. Dr. Van Dyke supports the development of implementation capacity in the United States through the Active Implementation Research Network® and serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Global Implementation Society.

March 11, 2021, 12PM - 12:55PM

Join us for the first event of this series! Registration is free, but space is limited.