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Innovation Diffusion and Adoption Research Project (IDARP)
The Innovation Diffusion and Adoption Research Project (IDARP) is a collaborative endeavor involving the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services's Decision Support Services and The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business that contributes practical and theoretical knowledge to the field regarding the implementation of evidence-based and other innovative practices by mental health agencies. The project is longitudinal, which allows the research team to track the adoption decision and implementation processes as they occur. Links to journal publications and their proper citations are listed below, as well as links to the IDARP Bulletin Series.
Journal Publications

The journal publications are targeted to the following audiences:

  • Mental health agencies that are considering the adoption of an Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)
  • Agencies that have made the decision to adopt EBPs
  • State and local mental health authorities who set policy guidelines and provide funding to help with the dissemination and adoption of EBPs
  • External technical assistance groups (e.g., Coordinating Centers of Excellence) that promote and facilitate the EBP diffusion process

Project Overview 2007

The De-Adoption of Innovative Mental Health Practices (IMHP): Why Organizations Choose Not to Sustain an IMHP? (2007)
Massatti, R.R., Sweeney, H.A., Panzano, P.C., and Roth, D. (2007). The De-Adoption of Innovative Mental Health Practices (IMHP): Why Organizations Choose Not to Sustain an IMHP? Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.

A Process Overview and Qualitative Data Preview (2007) 
Panzano, P.C., Roth, D., Sweeney, H.A., Massatti, R., Carstens, C., Seffrin, B., and Bunt, E. (2007). The innovation diffusion and adoption research project (IDARP): A process overview and a preview of qualitative data from interviews. In D. Roth & W.J. Lutz (Eds.), New Research in Mental Health, Vol. 17 (pp. 78-89). Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Mental Health.

The Decision to Adopt Evidence-Based and Other iInnovative Mental Health Practices: Risky Business? (2006)
Panzano, P. and Roth, D. 2006. The Decision to Adopt Evidence-Based and Other iInnovative Mental Health Practices: Risky Business? Psychiatric Services, Vol. 57, pp. 1153-1161.

Results Summary 2005 
Panzano, P.C., Roth, D., Crane-Ross, D., Massatti, R., Carstens, C., Seffrin, B., and Chaney-Jones, S. (2005). The Innovation Diffusion and Adoption Research Project (IDARP): Moving from the Diffusion of Research Results to Promoting the Adoption of Evidence-Based Innovations in the Ohio Mental Health System. In D. Roth & W.J. Lutz (Eds.), New Research in Mental Health, Vol. 16 (pp. 78-89). Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Mental Health.

Results Summary 2002 
Roth, D., Panzano, P.C., Crane-Ross, D., Massatti, R., and Carstens, C. (2002). The Innovation Diffusion and Adoption Research Project (IDARP): Moving from the Diffusion of Research Results to Promoting the Adoption of Evidence-Based Innovations in the Ohio Mental Health System. In D. Roth (Ed.), New Research in Mental Health, Vol. 15 (pp. 149-156). Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Mental Health.