A Forum on Emphasizing Evidence-Based Programs

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted a forum on Emphasizing Evidence-Based Programs for Children and Youth in Washington, D.C. The forum consisted of experts across the field of evidence and innovation. During the Forum, experts discussed challenges encountered when selecting and replicating evidence-based programs and also identified approaches for developing evidence-informed programs when evidence-based programs are not available or applicable for a given population.

The video below offers a brief overview of the key points of the one-and-a-half day forum.

The meeting was organized into four sessions:

Session 1: Selecting evidence-based programs for replication

Session 2: Replicating evidence-based programs: Fidelity and adaptation

Session 3: Scaling up evidence-based programs

Session 4: Implementing evidence-informed and innovative strategies

Visit the Youth.gov YouTube channel to view other videos from the meeting held April 2011:       

  • Replicating Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs: A Case Study
  • Replicating Evidence-Based Programs in Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Evidence-Based Policy Initiatives: Now What?

Four briefs are being developed after the forum. The briefs will introduce key themes that emerged from the discussion and provide guidance on strategies for identifying a program’s core components, the importance of ensuring high quality program implementation, and techniques that can be used to inform the development of new, evidence-informed social programs. These briefs will be posted on Youth.gov as they are available.