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American Journal of Community Psychology

, Volume 48, Issue 1–2, pp 56–64 | Cite as

Quality Improvement as a Tool for Translating Evidence Based Interventions Into Practice: What the Youth Violence Prevention Community can Learn from Healthcare

  • Lyndee M. KnoxEmail author
  • Cheryl B. Aspy
Original Paper

Abstract

Health care has been working for the past 2 decades to improve the translation of evidence based practice (EBPs) into care. The strategies used to facilitate this, and lessons learned, can provide useful models for similar work taking place in youth violence prevention. This article discusses the history of evidence translation in health care, reviews key strategies used to support translation of evidence based practice into care, and suggests lessons learned that may be useful to similar efforts in youth violence prevention and intervention services.

Keywords

Translation of evidence-based practice Youth violence prevention Quality improvement Primary health care Health services research 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LA Net A project of Community PartnersLong BeachUSA
  2. 2.College of MedicineUniversity of OklahomaNormanUSA

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