Principle and Core Competencies
Principles refer to foundational attitudes with which implementation support practitioners should approach their work, decision-making and interactions with communities, organizations, and stakeholders.
Core competencies refer to the necessary abilities of implementation support practitioners, including the specific knowledge, resources and skills they should bring to bear in their work to effectively support the sustained uptake of evidence-informed programs, practices and policies.
Who are implementation support practitioners?
Implementation support practitioners are professionals who support implementation and build implementation capacity in human service organizations and systems. They can be referred to as coaches, improvement advisors, technical assistance providers, facilitators, consultants, mentors, and implementation specialists.
What is implementation support?
Implementation support includes any activities and processes aimed at assisting leadership and staff of human and social services organizations and systems in implementing, improving, scaling and sustaining evidence-informed programs, practices and policies to improve outcomes for populations.
What is the evidence for implementation practice?
Learn more about the evidence for implementation support practitioners in the key publications below.
- Implementation support practitioners: a proposal for consolidating a diverse evidence base (2020)
- Implementation Practice in Human Service Systems: Understanding the Principles and Competencies of Professionals Who Support Implementation (2021)
- Implementation Support Skills: Findings From a Systematic Integrative Review (2020)
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