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Learning about Needs of and Challenges Faced by Program Workers and Recipients: A Case Study of Observational Implementation Research


6th December 2018

10.30am – 11.30pm EST



Presented by Dr Andrea M. Warren and Dr Edward A. Frongillo from the University of South Carolina

The necessity to learn about implementation goes beyond what can typically be provided by monitoring and process evaluation, and calls for research specifically intended to draw generalizable lessons from implementation activities about the needs of program workers and intended recipients and the challenges that they face.

This webinar presents a case study of observational implementation research (IR) for food-assistance programs in the United States and programs for infants and young child feeding in Kenya and India.  Dr Warren and Dr Frongillo will share their experiences, describe methods, findings, and implications for programming and for conducting future IR.

Following the 35 minute presentations, participants will have an opportunity to pose their questions in an open 20 minute discussion.

We have limited places available, so sign up today to avoid disappointment! You will receive a confirmation email that contains detailed information about how to join the webinar.

We understand that you may not be able to attend the live event so a recording will be made available at a later date.

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Past webinars

19 September 2018



How to Build Effective Cross-sector Partnerships


Our guest speaker, Ms Helga van Kampen from the Partnership Brokers Association shared her knowledge and experience through a lively discussion on partnering and principles and how these can be applied to implementation research. Following the 40 minute presentation, participants posed their questions in a lively Q&A moderated by SISN’s Secretary/Treasurer, Dr Eva Monterrosa.

10 May 2018



Understanding Program Adaptation: A Scoping Study of Frameworks and Systematic Review of Adapted Evidence-based Interventions


Our guest speaker, Dr Cam Escoffery from Emory University presented definitions of program adaptation, frameworks guiding it and shared her own research in this area. During the Q&A, moderated by Dr Wendy Gonzalez from GAIN, participants explored the relevance of this work to implementation in nutrition .

 Nov 28 2017 

Why Invest in IR?


Chaired by Dr Gretel Pelto, the webinar consisted of three short presentations illustrating how IR has been used to enhance outcomes in a number of different settings. The presentations illustrated how the initiatives ‘map’ into the SISN Framework and were followed by an audience Q&A.

 June 26 2017

An Integrative Framework for Implementation Science in Nutrition

Our first webinar, delivered by SISN President, Dr David Pelletier, illustrated our concepts for a new framework of IS in nutrition.