Learning about Needs of and Challenges Faced by Program Workers and Recipients: A Case Study of Observational Implementation Research
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.
The Society for Implementation Science in Nutrition will host a webinar presenting 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. Andrea M. Warren and Dr. Edward A. Frongillo from the University of South Carolina 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.