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Implementation Science

In partnership with the Erikson Institute, Center team members are invovled in a project titled, Expanding Gulf Coast Maternal and Child Health: Strengthening Family Resilience in Disaster Prone Communities Experiencing Repeated Environmental Stressors. The study aims at improving the implementation of the tailored Fussy Baby Network® New Orleans and Gulf Coast intervention, now called TBEARS. The program evaluation project has three phases: 1) The Implementation Study: Program Perspective, 2) Implementation Study: Family Perspective, and 3) the Outcomes Study. Each will contribute to research and service provision focused on the early emergence of health disparities due to social and physical environmental exposure and its impact on maternal well-being and infant health.

An open access, peer-reviewed article has been published from the Implementation: Program Perspective phase of our work:

Kallemeyn, L., Evenson, A., Heller, S.S., Taylor, C.A., Gilkerson, L., & Moran, T. (2017). Local adaptation during implementation: A case study of the Fussy Baby Network New Orleans and Gulf Coast Initiative. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 42, 128-139.