How to become an implementing service

Five key areas of agency responsibility

These areas of agency responsibility encourage an appropriate cultural match between an organisation and the ANFPP.

  • providing the leadership and promoting the culture required for ANFPP successful outcomes
  • determining the direction of the local ANFPP implemented in accordance with the 18 NFP model elements
  • establishing and maintaining the systems, policies and processes required for program fidelity
  • developing and supporting the ANFPP workforce to effectively implement a successful local program
  • strengthening community and organisational partnerships essential to ANFPP success.

Agency Culture

An important element of the program model is that the implementing agency can draw on a strong community support system to promote program quality and sustainability. Before committing to being an implementing site for the program, it is important to determine whether the current organisational culture of your agency is compatible with that of the ANFPP and whether your health service could incorporate and uphold these important cultural attributes without difficulty. Some key questions to consider include:

  • Is the agency leadership able to invest the time and provide the support necessary for program success?
  • Is the agency able to establish and maintain appropriate linkages for program success?
  • Can you agency support and maintain program staff?

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Model Elements

The 18 elements of the NFP model, which are fundamental to the ANFPP implementation and delivery, have been developed from 'evidence of effectiveness based on research, expert opinion, field lessons and/or theoretical rationales' (NFP 2008).

The implementing agency has an important role in supporting the Program Manager and Nurse Supervisor to ensure that the ANFPP is conducted in accordance with all 18 NFP model elements. This will require;

  • maintaining a full ANFPP team
  • ensuring all staff complete mandatory ANFPP training and have commenced training prior to delivering any aspect of the program
  • providing the necessary infrastructure, tools and processes to enable staff to maintain program fidelity.

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