WEBINAR: Understanding Program Adaptation

On May 10th, SISN hosted a live webinar entitled “Understanding Program Adaptation: A Scoping Study of Frameworks and Systematic Review of Adapted Evidence-based Interventions” presented by Dr Cam Escoffery, Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University and moderated by  Dr Wendy Gonzalez, Technical Specialist, Knowledge Leadership, at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). We are pleased to share a FREE recording with you, as well as a pdf copy of the slides.

In the dissemination of evidence-based interventions (EBIs), little is known about how adaptation occurs.  In using EBIs, there may be mismatches between the characteristics of the population, implementing agency, and/or community to the original program. Organizations sometimes make adaptations to correct mismatches. The objectives of the webinar were to:

  • Define program adaptation
  • Describe frameworks and common steps in adaptation
  • Understand different types of adaptation
  • Discuss future areas of research

Participants also had the opportunity to pose their questions during a 25-minute Q&A period, Which included thought-provoking questions like this one asked by our president, Dr David Pelletier.

We hope that you find the presentation and subsequent discussion 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.

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