WEBINAR: Improving Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation Through Quality Improvement: A Type III Effectiveness-implementation Hybrid Study 

Have you heard of the effectiveness-implementation hybrid design? In this webinar, recorded on December 4th, 2019, Dr Geoff Curran, Director of the Center for Implementation Research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), and an expert on effectiveness-implementation hybrid designs, provides a brief introduction to this innovative approach and it’s 3 sub-types. This research design has been proposed to increase the speed at which research findings are adopted and moved into routine practice by evaluating both effectiveness of an intervention AND its implementation at the same time.

Following the description of the research design, Nathan Tumwesigye and Moses Tetui from the Implementation Science Initiative (ISI) Team in Uganda described the quality improvement approach and implementation strategies used to support the delivery of the iron-folic acid supplementation (IFAS) intervention, and shared the preliminary findings from the baseline data collection of their Type III effectiveness-implementation study.

Following these three presentations, participants had the opportunity to pose their questions in an open 20-minute discussion facilitated by Isabelle Michaud-Letourneau, SISN Senior Technical Lead.

We are pleased to share a FREE recording with you, as well as a PDF version of the slides.

We hope that you find the webinar informative. We welcome your thoughts, comments and questions on the topic or the webinar itself. Please send any feedback to: info@implementnutrition.org. We also encourage you to share this webinar with anyone who may find it of interest and be interested in future SISN events.

Further Reading

Look out for details of our first webinar in the 2020 Series coming soon here.

Permission for Use: This webinar and the associated pdf version of the slides may be copied in any form and used for non-commercial purposes provided that the content of any copy is not altered and, it is clearly indicated that SISN is the originator of this material. Please cite as Society for Implementation Science in Nutrition (SISN) Webinar: Improving Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation Through Quality Improvement: A Type III Effectiveness-implementation Hybrid Study, December 2019. Available from: www.implementnutrition.org/webinar-hybrid-designs

The Implementation Science Initiative (ISI) in Kenya and Uganda is a collaborative and learning initiative developed by SISN in partnership with International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) thanks to a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. You can learn more about the ISI here.