Enabling evidence-based change in Singapore

The Centre for Evidence and Implementation (CEI) provides ongoing implementation science training and consultation to the Ministry of Social Development and Families (MSF), Government of Singapore.

CEI developed, and is currently implementing, a one-year training and consultation plan with MSF and its Implementation of Clinical Interventions Unit (ICIU). The training is equipping government staff to implement evidence-based strategies that support a key ministry goal: to nurture resilient individuals, strong families and a caring society in Singapore.

The plan combines theoretical education and individual and team development activities. The purpose is to enable ICIU to become leading experts in the implementation of clinical programs within the MSF and the social service sector.

CEI’s training and consultation plan is:

  • Tailored: Content has been specifically designed to build on the team’s strengths and overcome unique challenges to individual and team development.
  • Interactive: Staff participate in hands-on individual and team development activities.
  • Evidence-based: Content and delivery is based in the latest and best evidence on implementation science and practice.

The plan will increase the team’s knowledge and capacities, helping them provide implementation consultation to the Clinical and Forensic Psychology Service, a unit within the Rehabilitation and Protection Group in the MSF.