Step 4: Implementation

Step 4: Implementation

Helpful tools

Resources

  • Key Tasks of Implementation, SAMHSA: This helpful two page information sheet from SAMHSA discusses how to carry out the three main tasks of implementation. This is an excerpt from the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST), released with permission from CAPT.
  • What Are Core Components… and Why Do They Matter?, An online resource from SAMHSA discusses what core components for implementation are and the organizational changes that are often necessary in order to implement evidenced-based programs and practices. Core components are the most essential and indispensable components of an implementation practice or program. Visit http://captus.samhsa.gov/access-resources/what-are-core-components-and-why-do-they-matter for more information and additional resources.
  • Evidence-Based Practices for Effective Community Coalitions, This publication discusses the characteristics of community coalitions that have been found to be effective, such as: formalization, planning, inclusiveness, leadership and ongoing professional development.
  • People Power – Mobilizing Communities for Policy Change, This manual by CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) discusses the difference between community organizing and community mobilizing. Community mobilizing is described as a shorter-term process where a subject expert has defined the issue, has a specific solution in mind and encourages people to support the solution. The manual also provides ten steps to implement a policy and how to recruit and retain coalition members. Visit CADCA’s website for more resources: http://www.cadca.org/
  • Sample Coalition Newsletter: Nome, 2013 CAST Newsletter #3. A newsletter of the Nome Community Alcohol Safety Team (CAST), community coalition made up of representatives from regional service agencies and concerned community members working together guiding the Kawerak/Rural Cap alcohol safety project.