Co-Creating the Infrastructure to Optimize the Use of Research Evidence in Children's Mental Health

  • Judge Baker Children's Center 53 Parker Hill Ave Boston, MA, 02120 United States

Presenter: Allison Metz, PhD, Co-Director, National Implementation Research Network, Senior Scientist, FPG Child Development Institute, UNC Chapel Hill

This presentation will focus on the potential of using a co-creation approach in implementation science to support the use of research evidence in practice.  An implementation science framework will be used to describe the roles and functions of key stakeholders during four stages of implementation to promote the development of an adaptive infrastructure for using evidence. The role of co-creation in leveraging relationships among science, governance and practice to produce the conditions necessary for improving and sustaining evidence-based practices in children’s mental health will be discussed. Case examples will be provided that document a “mutual consultation” strategy among key stakeholders to develop the products and processes for translating evidence-based programs and practices to real world settings.