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MCHwork: Transforming Learning

MCHwork: Transforming Learning

Session 1.3: Making Equity-Informed Choices



Implementation science starts by understanding how programs and practices work based on past experience, either from the field, science-based studies, expert opinion, or consensus and then identifying ways to replicate these processes in new settings, at larger scale, or with different populations to achieve similar, positive outcomes. According to the National Implementation Research Network: "It is the study of how a practice that is evidence-based or evidence-informed gets translated to different, more diverse contexts in the real world." 1 In this way, successful implementation connects the dots between evidence and practice.

Working in MCH, there is a growing need to understand how to effectively implement evidence-based practices in different settings and what it takes to move an evidence-based practice from the library or classroom to the field.2

The Evidence-Based Decision Making Core of the National MCH Workforce Development Center (WDC), Innovation Hub at the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP), and the MCH Evidence Center strive to make this process easy. MCHwork provides a jump start to making equity-informed choices through a Ready-Set-Go approach. Use the following resources to start your learning, dig deeper, and move from knowledge to practice.

READY: Start Your Learning

Watch this introductory video from the WDC to learn about the four implementation stages and different types of evidence that form the backbone of making equity-informed choices at each stage:

SET: Dig Deeper

Watch this video about about a new tool that highlights six considerations for centering people with lived experience when making evidence-based decisions:

GO: Move from Knowledge to Practice

Implement what you've learned with these resources and tools:



  1. An Integrated Stage-Based Framework for Implementation of Early Childhood Programs and Systems. Allison Metz, National Implementation Research Network, UNC-Chapel Hill Sandra F. Naoom, National Implementation Research Network, UNC-Chapel Hill Tamara Halle, Child Trends.  Leah Bartley, University of Maryland School of Social Work. May 2015.
  2. Berkel, Mauricio, Schoenfelder, & Sandler, 2010; Durlak & Dupre, 2008; Fixsen, Naoom, Blase, Friedman, & Wallace, 2005; Meyers, Durlak & Wandersman, 2012.


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $225,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.