STREAM 3: ‘TESTING IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES’

What is the issue?

Policy makers and practitioners need high quality and up-to-date evidence to support public health decision making. Where the need for evidence is urgent, the existing evidence base is uncertain, and new research is constantly emerging, timely synthesis of evidence is essential. In the past there has been no mechanism to synthesise, in a timely way, evidence about effective implementation strategies for chronic disease prevention programs in community settings.

How this program will help:

We are continually and actively monitoring the literature for new evidence about effective implementation strategies for chronic disease prevention interventions in early childhood education and care and schools. We will incorporate and publish new evidence when it becomes available. We will ensure the most up-to-date evidence is readily available for decision makers and practitioners. We will capture and share detail to allow successful strategies to be replicated.

How are we conducting this research?

We are undertaking living systematic reviews that identify effective implementation strategies and behaviour change techniques to facilitate implementation of chronic disease prevention strategies in childcare and schools. In a first, we are using Behaviour Change Technique Taxonomy (BCTT) to characterise behaviour change techniques used to ensure successful strategies can be replicated.

CONTACT:  Dr Rebecca Hodder

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