Prosper study of evidence-based intervention implementation quality by community-university partnerships

Richard Spoth, Max Guyll, Catherine J. Lillehoj, Cleve Redmond, Mark Greenberg

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This study examined a community-university partnership model for sustained, high-quality implementation of evidence-based interventions. In the context of a randomized study, it assessed whether implementation quality for both family-focused and school-based universal interventions could be achieved and maintained through community-university partnerships. It also conducted exploratory analyses of factors influencing implementation quality. Results revealed uniformly high rates of both implementation adherence - averaging over 90% - and of other indicators of implementation quality for both family-focused and school-based interventions. Moreover, implementation quality was sustained across two cohorts. Exploratory analyses failed to reveal any significant correlates for family-intervention implementation quality, but did show that some team and instructor characteristics were associated with school-based implementation quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)981-999
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Community Psychology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Nov 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology

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