Journal article

Alignment and political will: upscaling an Australian respectful relationships program

Andrew Joyce, Celia Green, Sarah Kearney, Loksee Leung, Debbie Ollis

Health Promotion International | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2019

Abstract

Summary Many small scale efficacious programs and interventions need to be ‘scaled-up’ in order to reach a larger population. Although it has been argued that interventions deemed suitable for upscaling need to have demonstrated effectiveness, be able to be implemented cost-effectively and be accepted by intended recipients, these factors alone are insufficient in explaining which programs are adopted more broadly. Upscaling research often identifies political will as a key factor in explaining whether programs are supported and up-scaled, but this research lacks any depth into how political will is formed and has not applied policy theories to understanding the upscaling proc..

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