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Learning Pathways Grid

Learning Pathways Grid
In Coghlan, D. & Brydon-Miller, M. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Action Research. Sage Publications.

Rivard, P., Foldy, E. G., & Rudolph, J. W.
05/31/2016

The Learning Pathways Grid (LPG) is a visual template (see Figure 1) for a particular kind of conversation analysis. LPG analysis helps professionals discover links from cognition to action, to the effects of action and makes those links explicit; it then supports a pragmatic redesign of action. LPG analysis is a powerful action research tool. It allows professionals to develop reflective practice skills in a rigorous, structured and collaborative way. While ‘reflective practice’ may appear mysterious and unattainable, the LPG allows practitioners at any level to identify ways in which their espoused beliefs and actual actions conflict or are in sync, a key reflective practice skill.

Permeable borders: How understanding conflict in research teams can enhance understanding conflict in work teams

Permeable borders: How understanding conflict in research teams can enhance understanding conflict in work teams
2016. In Dejun, Tony Kong & Donald R. Forsyth (eds.) Leading Through Organizational Conflict: Into the Fray. Palgrave-MacMillan.

Foldy, E. G. & Buckley, T. R.
05/31/2016

Notes for the Implementation of Strategic Human Talent in Colombia within a Model of Deliberative Public Administration

Notes for the Implementation of Strategic Human Talent in Colombia within a Model of Deliberative Public Administration
In Pedro Pablo Sanabria Pulido (ed.) From Recommendation to Action: How to Start a Model of Strategic Management of Human Talent in the Colombian Public Sector. Bogota: Ediciones UniAndes (in Spanish).

S. Ospina
05/31/2016

Creating value for participants in multi-stakeholder alliances: the shifting importance of leadership and collaborative decision-making over time

Creating value for participants in multi-stakeholder alliances: the shifting importance of leadership and collaborative decision-making over time
December 2015. Health Care Management Review.

D'Aunno, T., Alexander, J.A., & Jiang, L.
05/26/2016

BACKGROUND:

Multistakeholder alliances that bring together diverse organizations to work on health-related issues are playing an increasingly prominent role in the U.S. health care system. Prior research shows that collaborative decision-making and effective leadership are related to members' perceptions of value for their participation in alliances. Yet, we know little about how collaborative decision-making and leadership might matter over time in multistakeholder alliances.

PURPOSE:

The aim of this study was to advance understanding of the role of collaborative decision-making and leadership in individuals' assessments of the benefits and costs of their participation in multistakeholder alliances over time.

METHODS:

We draw on data collected from three rounds of surveys of alliance members (2007-2012) who participated in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Aligning Forces for Quality program.

FINDINGS:

Results from regression analyses indicate that individuals' perceptions of value for their participation in alliances shift over time: Perceived value is higher with collaborative decision-making when alliances are first formed and higher with more effective leadership as time passes after alliance formation.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS:

Leaders of multistakeholder alliances may need to vary their behavior over time, shifting their emphasis from inclusive decision-making to task achievement.

Hepatitis C Testing in Substance Use Disorder Treatment: The Role of Program Managers in Adoption of Testing Services

Hepatitis C Testing in Substance Use Disorder Treatment: The Role of Program Managers in Adoption of Testing Services
2016. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 11:13.

Frimpong, J.A. & D'Aunno, T.
05/25/2016

BACKGROUND:

Health care organizations do not adopt best practices as often or quickly as they merit. This gap in the integration of best practices into routine practice remains a significant public health concern. The role of program managers in the adoption of best practices has seldom been investigated.

METHODS:

We investigated the association between characteristics of program managers and the adoption of hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing services in opioid treatment programs (OTPs). Data came from the 2005 (n = 187) and 2011 (n = 196) National Drug Abuse Treatment System Survey (NDATSS). We used multivariate regression models to examine correlates of the adoption of HCV testing. We included covariates describing program manager characteristics, such as their race/ethnicity, education, and their sources of information about developments in the field of substance use disorder treatment. We also controlled for characteristics of OTPs and the client populations they serve.

RESULTS:

Program managers were predominantly white and female. A large proportion of program managers had post-graduate education. Program managers expressed strong support for preventive services, but they reported making limited use of available sources of information about developments in the field of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. The provision of any HCV testing (either on-site or off-site) in OTPs was positively associated with the extent to which a program manager was supportive of preventive services. Among OTPs offering any HCV testing to their clients, on-site HCV testing was more common among programs with an African American manager. It was also more common when program managers relied on a variety of information sources about developments in SUD treatment.

CONCLUSIONS:

Various characteristics of program managers are associated with the adoption of HCV testing in OTPs. Promoting diversity among program managers, and increasing managers' access to information about developments in SUD treatment, may help foster the adoption of best practices.

On-site Bundled Rapid HIV/HCV Testing in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs: Study Protocol for a Hybrid Design Randomized Controlled Trial

On-site Bundled Rapid HIV/HCV Testing in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs: Study Protocol for a Hybrid Design Randomized Controlled Trial
2016, March 3. Trials, published online.

Frimpong, J.A., D'Aunno, T., Perlman, D.C., Strauss, S.M., Mallow, A., Hernandez, D., Schackman, B.R., Feaster, D.J., & Metsch, L.R.
05/25/2016

Background

More than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and 3.2 million are living with hepatitis C virus (HCV). An estimated 25 % of persons living with HIV also have HCV. It is therefore of great public health importance to ensure the prompt diagnosis of both HIV and HCV in populations that have the highest prevalence of both infections, including individuals with substance use disorders (SUD).

Methods/design

In this theory-driven, efficacy-effectiveness-implementation hybrid study, we will develop and test an on-site bundled rapid HIV/HCV testing intervention for SUD treatment programs. Its aim is to increase the receipt of HIV and HCV test results among SUD treatment patients. Using a rigorous process involving patients, providers, and program managers, we will incorporate rapid HCV testing into evidence-based HIV testing and linkage to care interventions. We will then test, in a randomized controlled trial, the extent to which this bundled rapid HIV/HCV testing approach increases receipt of HIV and HCV test results. Lastly, we will conduct formative research to understand the barriers to, and facilitators of, the adoption, implementation, and sustainability of the bundled rapid testing strategy in SUD treatment programs.

Discussion

Novel approaches that effectively integrate on-site rapid HIV and rapid HCV testing are needed to address both the HIV and HCV epidemics. If feasible and efficacious, bundled rapid HIV/HCV testing may offer a scalable, potentially cost-effective approach to testing high-risk populations, such as patients of SUD treatment programs. It may ultimately lead to improved linkage to care and progress through the HIV and HCV care and treatment cascades.

Voices and Experiences: The Management of Human Talent from the Inside Out in Colombian Public Organizations (Voces y Vivencias: La Gestión del Talento Humano Vista desde Adentro de las Organizaciones Públicas Colombianas)

Voices and Experiences: The Management of Human Talent from the Inside Out in Colombian Public Organizations (Voces y Vivencias: La Gestión del Talento Humano Vista desde Adentro de las Organizaciones Públicas Colombianas)
In Pedro Pablo Sanabria Pulido (ed.) Strategic Management of Human Talent in the Public Sector: State of the Art, Diagnosis, and Recommendations for the Colombian Case. Bogota: Ediciones UniAndes, pp. 119-145 (in Spanish).

Ospina Bozzi, S. and A. Hofmann-Pinilla
02/04/2016

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