Describing Innovative Models or Partnerships
Another consideration is to develop a publication concerning an innovative feature that is being evaluated in the design or model. Some journals have specific sections devoted to innovative models. Exemplars include but are not limited to Practice Concepts, a section of The Gerontologist that focuses on applying evidence to practice or intervention model; or Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination, a dedicated section in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS).
Describing novel partnerships between academic and community-based settings, for example, or collaborative arrangements designed to advance an intervention, warrant a rich description of what works, lessons learned, steps or processes followed, and recommendations for future efforts. Exemplars of innovative models worthy of reporting include but are not limited to use of community health workers to deliver health promotion interventions or a community-academic partnership to deliver an intervention (Counsell, Callahan, Buttar, Clark, & Frank, 2006; Gitlin et al., 2012; Samus et al., 2014).