A scalability assessment is the necessary first step in implementing (scaling up) an intervention to reach broader populations. This presentation focuses on the process used to assess the scalability of the ACHRU-CPP, a self-management intervention for older adults with diabetes and multiple chronic conditions. Emphasis is placed on the engagement of key stakeholders in the process in order to make informed decisions about whether and how to strategically scale-up the intervention within the current policy and practice context. 

Session objectives are to discuss:  

  1. The purpose of scalability assessment, 
  2. Tools to assess scalability, 
  3. Stakeholder involvement in the scalability assessment, and 
  4. Challenges in assessing scalability.   

Panelists:

  • Melissa Northwood, RN, PhD, Co-Investigator, Aging, Community and Health Research Unit, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University 
  • Kathryn Fisher, PhD, Co-Investigator, Aging, Community and Health Research Unit, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University 
  • Ron Beleno, Patient Partner, Aging, Community and Health Research Unit, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University 

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