The University of Wisconsin Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research’s Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Launchpad’s 2021 D&I Short Course – Ready, $et, Sustain: Balancing Cost and Value Using Practical Implementation Methods.
This free 2-day Short Course featured EPIS expert Greg Aarons and SIC and COINS expert Lisa Saldana as visiting faculty. They will led workshop and panel sessions to elucidate how to weave and apply practical implementation methods to enhance readiness, implementation, and sustainment. They also held interactive small group sessions where they provided insights on your projects.
2021 Visiting Faculty
GREG AARONS, PhD
Dr. Aarons is a clinical and organizational psychologist, Professor of Psychiatry at UC San Diego, Director of the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC), and Co-Director of the UCSD ACTRI Dissemination and Implementation Science Center. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers and his work has been featured in policy reports from the Institute of Medicine including “New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research” and “Psychosocial Interventions of Mental and Substance Use Disorders.” His research, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute of Mental Health, Centers for Disease Control, and the W.T. Grant Foundation focuses on identifying and improving system, organizational, and individual factors that support implementation and sustainment of evidence-based practices and quality of care in health and allied health care settings. He co-developed the Exploration, Preparation, Implementation, Sustainment (EPIS) framework. His work focuses on aligning and testing leadership and organization development strategies to support evidence-based practice implementation and sustainment in behavioral health. Dr. Aarons’ most recent project works with policy makers to align state level policy with payment and quality metric incentives for public sector behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment agencies. He has also developed implementation and scale-up strategies that are being used and tested in behavioral health, schools, child welfare, HIV prevention, and trauma care in the US, Norway, and sub-Saharan Africa.
LISA SALDANA, PhD
Lisa Saldana is a Senior Scientist at Oregon Social Learning Center, with a research emphasis in evidence-based practice in public serving systems. Her clinical and research emphasis involves addressing the needs of families involved in the child welfare system. A clinical psychologist by training, she is an implementation scientist focused on the development, evaluation, and implementation of prevention-focused EBPs. Lisa is the developer of the FAIR- Families Actively Improving Relationships model, an integrative treatment for parental opioid and/or methamphetamine abuse and child neglect. FAIR recently has been recognized by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse. She also is the developer of the R3 supervisor implementation strategy for the child welfare workforce, an evidence-based approach to improve the culture and climate of child welfare systems, with a focus on infusing the use of evidence-based strategies in all interactions with families. Finally, Lisa is the primary developer of the Stages of Implementation Completion (SIC) and Cost of Implementing New Strategies (COINS) measures of implementation process, milestones, and resource use. The SIC and COINS tools have been used to track over 1,900 implementations of different behavioral and physical healthcare programs worldwide. Lisa has been the principal or co-investigator on multiple federally funded grants, and has served as a mentor to many junior investigators with an interest in implementation science and evidence-based practice in public service systems.