Developing a multicomponent implementation strategy for mental health interventions within the Nurse-Family Partnership: An application of the EPIS framework.

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From: Journal of Nursing Scholarship(Vol. 54, Issue 4)
Publisher: Wiley Subscription Services, Inc.
Document Type: Report; Brief article
Length: 173 words

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Keywords: anxiety; depression; home visiting; low-income; maternal; mental health; nurses Abstract Purpose The purpose of this article is to describe the process used to create the Mental Health Innovation (MHI), a multicomponent implementation strategy that integrates evidence-based mental health interventions into the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), a national home visiting program delivered by nurses to low-income mothers. Organizing construct The Exploration, Preparation, Implementation, Sustainment (EPIS) framework outlines the multistep, stakeholder-engaged process used to develop the MHI. Conclusion Engaging stakeholders provided an in-depth understanding of NFP infrastructure and the needs of NFP nurses and their clients. This understanding was key to designing a multicomponent implementation strategy to integrate mental health interventions within national and local NFP infrastructure and existing care processes. Clinical relevance Application of implementation frameworks such as EPIS provides a guide to integrating evidence-based interventions in a systematic, intentional, and rigorous manner, which in turn may promote their wide scale use and long-term sustainability. Byline: Linda Beeber, Alasia Ledford, Mariarosa Gasbarro, Paula Zeanah, Michael Knudtson, Sharon Sprinkle, Georgette McMichael, Alison Mosqueda, Jennifer Leeman

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