This resource provides access to materials associated with the Fundamentals in Evidence-Based Decision-Making series at the Northern California Training Academy. To learn more about the series, please visit the Academy website at www.humanservices.ucdavis.edu/academy
An implementation toolkit provides the resources or guidance needed to execute a new practice, program, or intervention. This Toolkit, developed by the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC), acts as an introduction to the concept of a toolkit and implementation science by explaining the structure, function and purpose of a toolkit's sections through the example of a toolkit itself. Its various subsections reference additional toolkits created by CalSWEC for public human service agencies and their stakeholders in California. If you are beginning a new intervention or program, these materials will assist in structuring your work so that you systematically define the intervention, communicate about it, and evaluate it. You can use the templates to create your own Implementation Toolkit.
This resource is a video abstract of a research paper created by Research Square on behalf of its authors. It provides a synopsis that's easy to understand, and can be used to introduce the topics it covers to students, researchers, and the general public. The video's transcript is also provided in full, with a portion provided below for preview:
"Technology has made many everyday decisions easier to make. “What should I eat?”, “What should I watch?”, “What’s the best way to get home?” Unfortunately, many people still struggle to make tougher decisions, such as finding the best treatment option for diabetes or figuring out where the journey to personal fitness should begin. Science doesn’t always offer personalized solutions. But researchers argue that it can. Borrowing from nature’s own decision-making process, evolution, they’ve devised a method for turning scientific results into tailored solutions for patients, providers, and policy makers. This is agile science. One problem with how medical science is done today is that it’s mainly concerned with what works for the greatest number of people under average conditions. Whether that’s figuring out the best treatment for a disease or designing a new drug. It’s a logical approach, especially when working with limited resources..."
The rest of the transcript, along with a link to the research itself, is available on the resource itself.