image of flyerImplementation strategies for widespread scaling of evidence-based programs into an integrated healthcare system
Thursday, April 21, 2022
1:00pm-2:30pm via Zoom
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Jaime M. Hughes, PhD, MPH, MSW
Assistant Professor
Department of Implementation Science
Section on Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine

A behavioral scientist turned implementation scientist, Dr. Hughes works at the intersection of intervention science and implementation science to develop effective yet scalable health promotion programs for older adults and other complex patients.

Implementation support is critical to successful integration and sustainment of evidence-based programs into routine care. However, identifying effective yet scalable support strategies can be challenging within largescale settings. Comprised of nearly 150 facilities across the United States, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the largest integrated healthcare system in the country. The VA’s size and diversity make it a natural laboratory to study real-world implementation, including scalability and sustainability. Many implementation efforts are supported by the VA’s Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, including the Optimizing Function and Independence QUERI based out of the Durham VA Health Care System. Function QUERI focuses on the national scale-up and implementation of three evidence-based programs for older Veterans (hospital-based walking, caregiver support, and group physical therapy). This presentation will provide an overview of implementation strategies, defined as the activities to support integration of evidence-based practices into routine care, followed by a discussion of Function QUERI’s approach to developing a model of implementation support appropriate for national scaling.

Co-Sponsored by CDIS, Richard Weber, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science