In 2016, SPR formed the Mapping Advances in Prevention Science (MAPS) IV Translation Research Task Force to build on and extend the MAPS II Translation Research Task Force efforts. This paper summarizes the MAPS IV Task Force findings regarding factors influencing and facilitating the uptake of EBIs after they have demonstrated effectiveness in rigorous evaluations. Whereas the MAPS II Task Force considered how prevention researchers could advance EBI implementation and dissemination, the MAPS IV Task Force was more outward-focused and examined how EBIs could be scaled up within public systems, specifically the behavioral health, child welfare, education, juvenile justice, and public health systems.
Fagan, A.A., Bumbarger, B.K., Barth, R.P. et al. Scaling up Evidence-Based Interventions in US Public Systems to Prevent Behavioral Health Problems: Challenges and Opportunities. Prev Sci 20, 1147–1168 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-019-01048-8