Translating evidence-based parenting programs for primary care: Stakeholder recommendations for sustainable implementation

Cady Berkel, Jenna Rudo-Stern, Michelle Abraczinskas, Charlton Wilson, Farah Lokey, Emily Flanigan, Juan A. Villamar, Thomas J. Dishion, J. D. Smith

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Aims: To translate evidence-based programs (EBP) for a new setting, attention must be given to the characteristics of the intervention and the local setting, as well as evidence that is compelling to decision-makers. This paper describes the history of a partnership and stakeholder recommendations to inform the adaptation of an EBP for primary care. Methods: We established a community advisory board (CAB) consisting of stakeholders with expertize in primary care delivery. A thematic analysis was conducted with fieldnotes and transcriptions from CAB meetings and regular meetings with participating clinics. Results: We found that (a) parenting programs with a focus on behavioral and physical health are appropriate for this setting, (b) variability in the structure of primary care means implementation must be tailorable, and (c) financial and organizational outcomes are compelling for decision-makers. Conclusion: Factors related to the content and structure of evidence-based programs are uniquely related to distinct implementation outcomes of interest to key stakeholders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1178-1193
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Community Psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 1 2020


  • health services research
  • implementation science
  • integrated delivery of health care
  • organizational decision making
  • parenting
  • pediatric obesity
  • primary health care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology


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