A pressing challenge facing the contemporary behavioral health treatment system is the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs).
Although many EBPs exist for uptake and delivery to improve treatment outcomes, only 1-3% of provider organizations achieve successful implementation (Bruns et al., 2016). The reasons why provider organizations struggle to implement EBPs are numerous and complex, but a primary reason is that essential foundations of the implementation process get skipped or missed.
This Northwest ATTC presentation from Scott Caldwell of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services will highlight exploration matters with focus on the early steps that organizations can take to create the foundations for later success. Participants will be provided practical guidance and tools for how to engage research-based exploration steps with examples from the field.