Mobilizing Science to Accelerate Social Innovation

James Radner

Theory of Change, Brain Architecture, Social Policy

October 2012

James Radner’s presentation explores the challenges of encouraging social innovation to improve the delivery of social and health services. He offers a general framework for approaching these challenges based on the twin concepts of a science-driven theory of change and an innovation strategy geared towards ambitious, population-level outcomes for families. This framework draws on tools developed by the Frontiers of Innovation Community, a network of researchers founded by the Harvard Center on the Developing Child that includes the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative among its core partners. This presentation was delivered as part of the Recovery from Addiction (RFA) symposium, held in October 2012.