The Institute has developed an operational model of Technology Transfer which uses a three-phased approach: (1) facilitate stakeholder discussions to identify areas of need; (2) provide training and technical assistance to improve the general workforce, as well as identify and build the capacity of local experts called Community Change Specialists; and (3) provide ongoing support to the local experts who build the capacity of the general workforce by providing coaching and ongoing training; evaluate the effectiveness of the change specialists and the program.
We’ve adapted several models, considering the relationship between Stages of Change, Stages of Alignment, and Stages of Technology Transfer, to create the Danya Institute’s Change Matrix. This allows us to select the most appropriate technology transfer activity to match the need of the client, based on their stage of change. With these tools, we will provide training, technical assistance (TA), community engagement, product development, and event management services to our stakeholders.
- Learn more about the ATTC Technology Transfer model
- Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment article: Research to practice in addiction treatment: Key terms and a field-driven model of technology transfer
The Danya Institute applies the technology transfer model in its Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center program.