In 2014, the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative identified five key components of evidence-based policymaking: program assessment, budget development, implementation oversight, outcome monitoring, and targeted evaluation. Taking into consideration and implementing one or more of these components can help states and counties use the Results First framework in ways that yield meaningful changes for their communities.
Jurisdictions can achieve the benefits of evidence-based programs by building capacity to support effective implementation, what Results First calls implementation oversight. Included below are links to briefs, fact sheets, and other resources. Along with explanatory documents, this section highlights how select states and counties approach this critical component of evidence-based policymaking.
Strategy: Use community needs assessments and screening tools to identify appropriate evidence-based programs
Strategy: Continually monitor program implementation to ensure that programs are accurately delivered
- Los Angeles County Provides Strong Oversight of Mental Health Programs
- Program ‘Fidelity’ Reviews Help New Hampshire Improve Mental Health Outcomes
- Florida Uses Research on Delinquency Interventions to Reduce Youth Recidivism
- Better Programs, Better Results: Rigorous Quality Assurance Ensures That Washington State’s Evidence-Based Programs Produce Expected Results
- Santa Clara County Builds Foundation of Evidence to Monitor Delivery of Mental Health Services
Strategy: Support providers and staff through training and technical assistance to effectively implement programs
Evidence-Based Policymaking Resource Center
Implementation Oversight for Evidence-Based Programs
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