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The Child and Family Evidence based Practice Consortium is a truly international group. Several of our Advisory Board Members including Bianca Albers, Jane Lewis, and Jacquie Brown presented papers at the recent 3rd biennial Global Implementation Conference in Dublin Ireland.

Highlighting Jacquie Brown

Jacquie BrownJacquie leads development for Triple P International Parenting in African and other nations. She conducted workshops and presentations on implementation in low and middle income countries, highlighting that implementation science tends not to be used in providing services or evidence based practices, and that this diminishes sustainability of these efforts.

What are we learning about Implementation of Evidence Based Practice in Majority World (Low and Middle income) Countries?

Implementation:Majority World Countries GIC 2015

With Jenna McWilliam, also from Triple P International, Jacquie also presented The Role of the Purveyor Organization in promoting sustainability in a self-regulatory framework.

And Jacquie pinch hit for SCI KMN and presented Spinal Cord Injury Knowledge Dissemination Network: An adapted collective impact exemplar for social impact within neuroscience innovation ecosystems in the Canadian context.

Given such diverse knowledge and abilities, we’re quite certain that if Jacquie were a major league baseball player, she would command the highest of salaries!


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Explore the 2015 GIC program

This key biennial international conference was held May 26-28, 2015 at the Convention Centre of Dublin, Ireland. Consortium contributors and Advisory Board member played key roles throughout this barometer for the current status of implementation science.

In the Implementation Academy:

Bianca Albers principal implementation specialist with the Parenting Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia and a member of the Consortium Advisory Board presented Implementation 2.0: A critical view of the current state of evidence for implementation practice & hot topics in research and practice for the decade ahead.

Allison Metz, co-director of the National Implementation Research Network, University of North Carolina, presented How To: A master class for intermediaries seeking to use implementation science to impact community change.

Jane Lewis, Director of Implementation Support at the Colebrooke Centre for Evidence and Implementation, London, UK, and a Consortium Advisory Board member chaired that session.

Jacquie Brown, Head of International Development, Triple P International, and another member of the Consortium’s Advisory Board presented Implementation in Low and Middle Income Countries: Co-creating an implementation science informed process.

Melanie Barwick, SickKids, Toronto, Canada presented Implementation measurement for practice: How research evidence is informing implementation planning.

On GIC Day 1, May 27th:

Allison Metz presented Co-creating the infrastructure to scale and sustain evidence-based programs: A case study of New York City preventive child welfare services.

Melanie Barwick presented Factors implicated in successful implementation of exclusive breastfeeding in Ethiopia and Mali: Evidence from the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research.

Bianca Albers presented Qualifying the leadership driver in implementation in human service organizations.

Bianca also served as an invited chair for Improving the adaptive capacity in an implementation system, which was presented by Jodi Sandfort.

Jacquie Brown served as an invited chair for What are we learning about implementation of evidence based practice in majority world (low and middle income) countries?”

Robert Franks, President and CEO of Judge Baker Children’s Center, and a Consortium advisory Board member served as invited chair for The role of intermediaries in large-scale mental health systems’ transformation, which was presented by Heather Bullock.

On GIC Day 2, May 28th:

Allison Metz served as an invited chair for Exploring the policy to practice gap: Social workers’ experience of embedding child protection policy into their practice, which was presented by Olivia O’Connell.

Jacquie Brown presented Using implementation science to introduce a Provincial-wide approach for improving mental health support in Ontario’s schools.

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