Supporting service providers across Australia through an Implementation Guide

High quality implementation is increasingly being recognised as central to improving outcomes for children, families and communities experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability.

To support improved capacity of service agencies to undertake high quality implementation, the Australian Institute of Family Studies engaged CEI to develop a plain language, user friendly implementation guide (and supporting resources) that describes and supports activities to enhance the uptake of evidence in their daily practice, including:

  • Why it is important for service providers to actively plan for, monitor and continually improve service delivery
  • What high-quality implementation looks like, including providing an overview of best practices in program implementation, adaptation and fidelity
  • How service providers can plan for, monitor and continually improve service delivery.

This guide, which was informed by the best available implementation science research evidence and consultation with the Families and Children Expert Panel, is now being used support service providers across Australia to build knowledge and skills about how to effectively implement, adapt or scale-up programs, to monitor program implementation, and to understand how ongoing program monitoring can support service delivery improvements.

Please find the guide here, Implementation guide.