In 2017, the Center for Dissemination and Implementation (CDI) launched a Training in Implementation Practice Leadership (TRIPLE) program for clinical leaders in local community agencies.
Three half-day sessions from January-March of 2017 focused on how to advance the adoption and sustainability of evidence-based interventions prioritized by agencies. Sixteen trainees from eight local agencies participated in the training in its inaugural year.
The training program responds to requests from agency leaders during a Center for Dissemination and Implementation seminar series visit from Greg Aarons, Professor at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and an internationally renowned researcher on organizational leadership, in November 2015. The inaugural year’s offering was tailored to the members of the Community-Academic Partnership on Addiction (CAPA) group. Enola Proctor (Director, CDI and Shanti K. Khindka Distinguished Professor at the Brown School), Alex Ramsey (Instructor in Psychiatry), and Greg Aarons led the training.
“We are excited that our Chancellor’s High Impact award enables us to extend our growing expertise in dissemination and implementation research to real-world benefits for the community. This training for implementation practice is innovative and we hope will support the capacity of these agencies to deliver high-quality behavioral health treatment programs,” said Dr. Proctor.
In addition to didactic and interactive sessions, trainees received an implementation practice workbook, 10 social work CEU credit hours, and a book on implementation practice. Another training will be offered in Spring 2018. More details regarding next year’s training will be announced on the CDI website and in the Center newsletter.