Supporting Replication and Scale-Up of Evidence-Based Home Visiting Programs: Assessing the Implementation Knowledge Base




Diane Paulsell, Patricia Del Grosso, and Lauren Supplee

Brief Type

Journal Publication



In recent years, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners have expressed a growing interest in the use of interventions with scientific evidence of effectiveness. Reproducing positive effects shown in research, however, requires more than simply adopting an evidence-based program. There is growing recognition across disciplines of the importance of implementation research to
guide adoption, replication, and scale-up of evidence-based interventions. We evaluate the state of the knowledge base supporting replication and scale-up of evidence-based programs by reviewing information on implementation included in the research literature on 22 home visiting programs that have or are building an evidence base. We used the Interactive Systems Framework for Dissemination and Implementation to assess programs. (author abstract)

Data Collection Methods

  • Fidelity observations
  • Interviews
  • Record and document reviews
  • Surveys or questionnaires



For More Information

Paulsell, D., Del Grosso, P. & Supplee, L. (2014). Supporting replication and scale-up of evidence-based home visiting programs: Assessing the implementation knowledge base. American Journal of Public Health, 104(9), 1624–1632. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.301962
Author Contact Information:
Diane Paulsell


  • Program Quality, Continuous Quality Improvement, and Fidelity