A Practical Application of the Need to Fill the Gap Between a Theory of Action and the Implementation and Evaluation of a New Program or System
If you've ever worked with someone from the Center, been in a Center staff meeting, or even had dinner with someone from the Center, you know that we refer to Theories of Action incessantly. It may sound wonky and weedy (and it is), but there's a reason why we value it so much. That's because a theory of action (TOA) can help us clarify what we truly believe should happen if a program or system is implemented.
Defining a Theory of Action to Help Guide Longer-Term Goals