Getting To Outcomes® Research
Getting To Outcomes is backed by over two decades of research. Browse the research below.
Development and Pilot Test of the Competency Assessment for Sexual Assault Prevention Practitioners 2022
The purpose of this study was to develop and assess the construct validity of a competency assessment tool for sexual assault prevention practitioners. An existing assessment tool, which was designed for injury and violence prevention practitioners, was tailored to reflect competencies needed by sexual assault prevention practitioners as informed by the literature.
Development and Pilot Test of Criteria Defining Best Practices for Organizational Sexual Assault Prevention 2022
This study describes the development of the Prevention Evaluation Framework, an assessment targeting organizational best practices for comprehensive sexual assault prevention across multiple domains including human resources, collaborative relationships and infrastructure, use of evidence-informed approaches, quality implementation and continuous evaluation of programs/policies.
Cost Analysis of a Randomized Trial of Getting to Outcomes Implementation Support for a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Offered in Boys and Girls Clubs in Alabama and Georgia 2021
This study estimated the cost of adding Getting To Outcomes implementation support to a teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection prevention evidence-based program called Making Proud Choices in 32 Boys and Girls Clubs in Alabama and Georgia.
Sustaining an Evidence-Based Program Over Time: Moderators of Sustainability and the Role of the Getting to Outcomes® Implementation Support Intervention 2021
This randomized controlled trial advances the literature by testing the effects of Getting To Outcomes, an after-school evidence-based program for preventing substance use among middle-school students.
"What We Have Here, Is a Failure to [Replicate]": Ways to Solve a Replication Crisis in Implementation Science 2021
This article reviews what is known about replication of implementation trials, and identifies the gaps and next steps to continue increasing the transparency, openness, and replicability of implementation research.
Cost Analysis of a Randomized Trial of Getting to Outcomes Implementation Support of CHOICE in Boys and Girls Clubs in Southern California 2020
This study estimates the societal costs of implementing CHOICE, a voluntary after-school alcohol and other drug prevention program for adolescents, in Boys and Girls Clubs across Southern California with and without an implementation support system called Getting To Outcomes.
Influence of an Implementation Support Intervention on Barriers and Facilitators to Delivery of a Substance Use Prevention Program 2020
Findings highlight that implementation support, such as Getting to Outcomes, is likely to help low-resourced community-based organizations improve program delivery through a focus on implementation processes.
Testing Implementation Support For Evidence-Based Programs in Community Settings: A Replication Cluster-Randomized Trial of Getting To Outcomes 2019
The systematic support provided by Getting to Outcomes can help community organizations implement evidence-based prevention programs with more fidelity.
An Evidence-Based Co-Occurring Disorder Intervention in VA Homeless Programs: Outcomes from a Hybrid III Trial 2018
An implementation strategy called Getting to Outcomes increased the number of homeless vets that engaged in treatment in a VA program, but the strategy had no significant effects on hospitalization, mental health, or substance abuse outcomes.
A Program for Local Health Departments to Adapt and Implement Evidence-Based Emergency Preparedness Programs 2018
Local health departments report improved capacities when using the Getting to Outcomes approach.
Based on RAND's Getting To Outcomes® (GTO) approach, this toolkit is designed to help program staff overcome common challenges to evaluating and planning improvements to community-based countering violent extremism programs.
We designed and tested the feasibility, effectiveness, and sustainability of CQI approaches in substance use disorder treatment settings.
A Cluster-Randomized Trial of Getting To Outcomes' Impact on Sexual Health Outcomes in Community-Based Settings 2017
Getting to Outcomes, an implementation support intervention, can strengthen evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs.
The costs of implementing continuous quality improvement activities in substance abuse treatment facilities are relatively low overall.
Using Getting To Outcomes to Facilitate the Use of an Evidence-Based Practice in VA Homeless Program: A Cluster-Randomized Trial of an Implementation Support Strategy 2017
This paper presents an evaluation of an effort to incorporate an evidence-based, dual disorder treatment called Maintaining Independence and Sobriety Through Systems Integration, Outreach, and Networking-Veterans Edition (MISSION-Vet) into case management teams serving Veterans who are homeless.
Can Implementation Support Help Community-Based Settings Better Deliver Evidence-Based Sexual Health Promotion Programs? A Randomized Trial of Getting To Outcomes® 2016
In typical community-based settings, manuals and training common to structured evidence-based practices may be sufficient to yield low levels of performance and moderate levels of fidelity, but systematic implementation support is needed to achieve high levels of performance and fidelity.
A Novel Test of the GTO Implementation Support Intervention in Low Resource Settings: Year 1 Findings and Challenges 2016
Boys & Girls Club sites that used the Getting to Outcomes implementation support tool had greater capacity to run the Making Proud Choices program, but youth sexual health outcomes were no better at sites that used the tool versus those that did not.
A Cluster Randomized Hybrid Type III Trial Testing an Implementation Support Strategy to Facilitate the Use of an Evidence-Based Practice in VA Homeless Programs 2015
This paper presents a study protocol to evaluate the implementation of an evidence-based, co-occurring disorder treatment called Maintaining Independence and Sobriety Through Systems Integration, Outreach, and Networking--Veterans Edition (MISSION-Vet) in HUD-VASH using an implementation strategy called Getting To Outcomes (GTO).
Getting To Outcomes®: Evidence of Empowerment Evaluation and Evaluation Capacity Building at Work 2015
In D. Fetterman, S. Kaftarian, & A. Wandersman. (Eds.), Second Edition. Empowerment Evaluation: Knowledge and Tools for Self-assessment, Evaluation Capacity Building and Accountability. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in Addiction Treatment Settings: Design and Intervention Protocol of a Group Randomized Pilot Study 2014
Few studies have designed and tested the use of continuous quality improvement approaches in community based substance use treatment settings. Little is known about the feasibility, costs, efficacy, and sustainment of such approaches in these settings.
Evaluating the Impact of Getting to Outcomes-Underage Drinking on Prevention Capacity and Alcohol Merchant Attitudes and Selling Behaviors 2014
Assessed whether providing prevention coalitions with Getting To Outcomes-Underage Drinking (GTO-UD) helped improve implementation of two common EAP strategies, responsible beverage service training (RBS) and compliance checks.
Process Evaluation of the New Mexico Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Competitive Development Grant 2014
This report describes the evaluation of the New Mexico Home Visiting Competitive Development Grant, which aimed to pilot test the use of implementation supports to improve the development and implementation of home visiting in high-need communities.
The Carrot and the Stick: A Cross-Sectional Study of the Influences on Responsible Merchant Practices to Reduce Underage Drinking 2013
Merchants who hold more pro-enforcement attitudes engage in more responsible beverage service training practices, which in turn is associated with greater enforcement of underage drinking. These attitudes are potential targets of prevention efforts.
Enhancing Quality Interventions Promoting Healthy Sexuality (EQUIPS): A Novel Application of Translational Research Methods 2013
Overviews the study Enhancing Quality Interventions Promoting Healthy Sexuality (EQUIPS), which tests how well a community-based setting conducts an EBP, Making Proud Choices, that aims to prevent teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
Intervening with Practitioners to Improve the Quality of Prevention: One-Year Findings from a Randomized Trial of Assets-Getting to Outcomes 2013
This article reports interim findings from a randomized controlled trial evaluating Assets-Getting To Outcomes (AGTO).
An Intervention to Improve Program Implementation: Findings from a Two -Year Cluster Randomized Trial of Assets-Getting to Outcomes 2013
Studies have shown that communities have not always been able to implement evidence-based prevention programs with quality and achieve outcomes demonstrated by prevention science.
This article aims to describe continuous quality improvement (CQI) for substance abuse prevention and treatment programs in a community-based organization setting.
Establishing and Evaluating the Key Functions of an Interactive Systems Framework Using an Assets-Getting to Outcomes Intervention 2012
Community practitioners can face difficulty in achieving outcomes demonstrated by prevention science.
Homeless veterans are a vulnerable population, with high mortality and morbidity rates. Evidence-based practices for homelessness have been challenging to implement.
Building Capacity for Outcomes Measurement in Human Service Organizations: The "Getting To Outcomes" (GTO) Method 2011
In Jennifer L. Magnabosco and Ronald W. Manderscheid (Eds.), Second Edition. Outcomes Measurement in the Human Services: Cross-Cutting Issues and Methods in the Era of Health Reform. Washington, D.C.: NASW Press.
The Premises Is the Premise: Understanding Off- and On-Premises Alcohol Sales Outlets to Improve Environmental Alcohol Prevention Strategies 2011
Outlets that sell alcohol on the premises (e.g., bars or restaurants) do more to prevent alcohol sales to minors than outlets such as convenience or liquor stores.
In C. Leukefeld, T. Gullotta, & M. Staton-Tindall (Eds.), Adolescent substance abuse: Evidence-based approaches to prevention and treatment (pp. 213-249). New York, NY: Springer Science + Business Media.
Promoting Evidence-Based Practices: The Adoption of a Prevention Support System in Community Settings 2009
Prevention support systems (PSSs) are designed to help communities implement evidence-based practices (EBPs).
Strengthening Prevention Performance Using Technology: A Formative Evaluation of Interactive Getting to Outcomes® 2009
This article reports on a formative evaluation of efforts to build community-based prevention capacity in two states (Tennessee and Missouri) using an Internet-based system known as interactive Getting To Outcomes® (iGTO).
Technical Assistance as a Prevention Capacity-Building Tool: A Demonstration Using the Getting to Outcomes Framework 2009
Demands on community-based prevention programs for performance accountability and positive outcomes are ever increasing in the face of constrained resources. Relatively little is known about how technical assistance (TA) should be structured to benefit community-based organizations and to lead to better outcomes. In this study, data from multiple sources were used to describe an effective TA model designed to improve the capacity of community-based organizations to plan, implement, and evaluate prevention programming.
The Getting to Outcomes Demonstration and Evaluation: an Illustration of the Prevention Support System 2008
Communities are increasingly being required by state and federal funders to achieve outcomes and be accountable, yet are often not provided the guidance or the tools needed to successfully meet this challenge.
In Shaw I, Greene J, and Mark M (Eds.), Handbook of evaluation: Program, policy and practice. (pp. 287-314). Sage Publications.
Getting To Outcomes with Developmental Assets: Ten steps to measuring success in youth programs and communities 2006
Minneapolis, MN: Search Institute
Mobilizing Communities for Positive Youth Development: Lessons Learned from Neighborhood Groups and Community Coalitions 2006
In Clary, EG & Rhodes JE (Eds.), Mobilizing Adults for Positive Youth Development: Strategies for Closing the Gap between Beliefs and Behaviors: Search Institute Series on Developmentally Attentive Communities and Society
Developing a Community Science Research Agenda for Building Community Capacity for Effective Preventive Interventions 2005
Research has shown that prevention programming can improve community health when implemented well.
Describes a prevention process and corresponding technical assistance package for substance abuse prevention programs.
This article briefly describes the GTO model and the accountability questions.
Getting to outcomes: methods and tools for planning, evaluation, and accountability (GTO) was developed as a guidebook to help practitioners plan, implement, and evaluate their programs to achieve results.