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  Evidence Mapping to Advance Justice Practices  
The goal of this project is to create a synthesis of evidence in the area of justice health. We are creating a matrix model that will illustrate effective practices and show where gaps in the research lie. The health services framework lends itself to a deeper understanding of our state of knowledge, the veracity of the evidence. We are beginning by reviewing the nearly 200 meta-analyses that have been conducted to examine the different interventions tested, outcomes measured, study techniques, and resulting evidence. We are developing a matrix model, based on the model developed by Dr. Cynthia Lum and colleagues of the Center for Evidence-Based Policing, which will illustrate effective practices and show where gaps in the research lie.
To join us in creating this network of information, contact the ACE! Team.

The following research topics are still available: Screening; Physical Care; Community Coalitions; Organizational Culture; Organizational Change; Pay-for-Performance (P4P); Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA); Treatment Program Characteristics.

Download our project summary here.
  ACE! Team presented at the second annual meeting in Scottsdale, AZ
 
As part of the International Network for Justice Health, ACE! researchers traveled to Scottsdale in June 2010 to connect with researchers and share and receive feedback on our initial findings and plans for the future. Presentations are available below:

Faye S. Taxman, Carolyn Watson, Jennifer Lerch, Amy Murphy, Alese Wooditch, Stephanie Ainsworth, Nicole Jordan "Where the Rubber Meets the Road: What do we know about what are the Evidence-Based Practices and what outcomes they impact?"
Alese Wooditch, "Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Initial Findings & Coding Issues"
Carolyn Watson, Jennifer Lerch, Faye Taxman, AleseWooditch, Amy Murphy, Stephanie Ainsworth, Nicole Jordan: "Where the Rubber Meets the Road 2: Coding Procedures for Understanding Meta-Analysis Results (working draft)"
Amy Murphy "Research to Practice: Translating Findings to the Public and Practitioners”
 
  Contact Information  
 

The ACE! Team
E-mail: ace@gmu.edu

The following topic areas are still available if you want to get involved in this project:

  • Screening
  • Physical Care
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Community Coalitions
  • Organizational Change
  • Organizational Culture
  • Pay-For-Performance (P4P)
  • PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act)
  • Quality Improvement
  • Treatment Program Characteristics
 

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