During research studies of evidence-based programs (EBPs), stakeholders strictly monitor implementation and adherence, but not to the same degree once the EBP is disseminated for broad-scale use. Dissemination models can differ greatly — from very controlled procedures overseen by program developers, to potentially expensive trainings, to the simple sale of a treatment manual without training. Post-training technical assistance is uncommon, and if offered, prohibitively expensive in many service settings. There is a clear need to reduce the gap between EBP research and EBP delivery with an integrated set of tools to support ongoing implementation and adherence.
With key stakeholders and partners, 3C Institute conceived Centervention (centervention.org) — a powerful suite of customizable web-based tools supporting quality EBP implementation in schools, school districts, community agencies, and clinics. Centervention includes online provider training, a resource center, online consultation/supervision, real-time progress monitoring, adherence monitoring, outcomes tracking, and HIPAA-compliant data security.
The next version of Centervention will feature an expanded suite of tools, an upgraded user interface, and a modular, scalable design allowing clients to pick and choose implementation and delivery functionality.