Because leadership matters.
Leading change is not an easy task. Leading the implementation of evidence-based practices presents a special challenge for healthcare and allied healthcare service agencies. One way to achieve more successful implementation is to help organizations, managers, and supervisors to create a climate that supports and integrates evidence-based practices.
The Leadership and Organizational Change for Implementation (LOCI) team has developed a leadership training curriculum that is tailored specifically for health, behavioral health, and social service agencies and programs. The training builds on well-established leadership and management approaches to incorporate the development of positive team climate and organizational supports for evidence-based practices.
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Combining leadership development with targeted organizational strategies can help to create an organizational climate supportive of evidence-based practice. The LOCI program developed at the University of California, San Diego provides curricula, training and coaching to support implementation of evidence-based practices. Studies have found that more effective leadership in community behavioral health programs is associated with more positive staff attitudes toward the adoption of evidence-based practice and lower staff turnover. Effective leadership has also been linked to higher consumer satisfaction, implementation climate, and implementation success and sustainment.