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Global Mental Health

Capacity Building Projects 

The GMH faculty include experts in the field of Implementation Science, particularly in low and middle income contexts. These online lectures cover a breadth of information ranging from background to core principles of this field. In an effort to build a wider capacity to better understand this type of implementation science, Drs. Laura Murray and Emily Haroz have created the following open source online lectures. These were made possible thanks to a National Institute of Mental Health U19MH110002 funded grant.

Dissemination and Implementation Research

This lecture explores Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) research, and its focus on improving care by moving evidence-based practices into routine use in global mental healthcare settings. We address the distinction between a treatment intervention versus an implementation intervention and walk through relevant implementation approaches and strategies used in lower resource settings globally. This lecture also covers conceptual models and key implementation science constructs, as well as identifying stakeholders to improve long-term buy-in within organizations. We go through the stages of implementation and their potential outcomes, and illustrate these principals using our work in LMIC with interventions such as Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA)

Measurement of Implementation Outcomes in LMIC

This lecture begins by revisiting important constructs within implementation and implementation science frameworks. We highlight measurement as one of the key challenges in the field of Implementation science, and review measurement-related problems specific to lower resource settings. We introduce a set of measures and their development, designed specifically for LMIC and discuss practical ways that these measures can be used. Finally, we focus on the need to scale-up and sustain evidence-based programs through a discussion of our ongoing research studies in Ukraine and Myanmar.