STREAM 2: ‘Identifying the Barriers to Implementation’

What is the issue?

Best-practice approaches for the development of strategies to improve implementation require a comprehensive understanding of implementation barriers (and facilitators). We need to ask: what stops the evidence from being put into practice? Having a comprehensive understanding of barriers is a fundamental building block to inform strategy development. However, studies to identify barriers faced by community settings in implementing chronic disease prevention programs are uncommon.

How will this program help?

We are finding out what stops early childhood education settings and schools from implementing effective programs, policies and practices to reduce chronic disease. We are developing a comprehensive understanding of the barriers and facilitators to implementing the evidence. Our findings will help inform implementation strategies and guide future investments in chronic disease prevention programs.

 

SCHOOLS

How are we conducting this research?
We are conducting systematic reviews of the international and Australian barriers to implementation. We are conducting national surveys to find out from those working within these settings what the barriers to implementation are. Our approach is guided by theoretical frameworks.

Publications:

Barriers and facilitators influencing the sustainment of health behaviour interventions in schools and childcare services: A systematic review. Implementation science 2021. Access Publication here.


EARLY CHILDCARE EDUCATION AND CARE

How are we conducting this research?
We are conducting systematic reviews of the international and Australian barriers to implementation. We are conducting national surveys to find out from those working within these settings what the barriers to implementation are. Our approach is guided by theoretical frameworks.

CONTACT:  Dr Serene Yoong


Publications:

Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of healthy eating, physical activity and obesity prevention policies, practices or programs in family daycare: A mixed method systematic review. Prev Med. 2022.  Access Publication here. Read Summary here.