Measuring Local Service Agency Capacity to Implement EBPs

Evidence-based programs (EBPs) generally rely on leaders and teams of managers from local service organizations for implementation processes.  While studies have suggested significant relationships between aspects of team functioning, effectiveness, and abilities to support EBP implementation, no suitable instrument exists that measures the resources and abilities of teams to apply implementation best practices with confidence, competence, and minimal reliance on external technical support.

Measuring Local Service Agency Capacity to Implement Evidence-Based Programs: Initial Instrument Development is a one-year project funded by the North Carolina Translational & Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS). While the long-term goal is to develop a novel instrument to measure the capacity of teams to implement EBPs, the specific objective of this project is to establish content validity of the initial item pool and refine the instrument for subsequent factor analysis and psychometric evaluation.