Active Implementation Frameworks to Integrate Science into Practice

Melissa Van Dyke

This workshop will focus on Active Implementation Frameworks (AIF) and provide an overview of key implementation frameworks to improve practice and policy change efforts. The workshop will address the factors necessary for successful implementation, the stages of implementation and the change process, improvement cycles, and the roles and responsibilities typically involved in implementation. The content of this workshop will be relevant for program implementers, evaluators, technical assistance providers, grants managers, intervention developers and purveyors, and implementation researchers. By the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Describe some of the key research findings around implementation
  • Describe key features of a “usable” intervention
  • Identify key implementation drivers and explain how they impact competence and sustainability
  • Describe core activities in each of the stages of the implementation process
  • Describe roles and responsibilities of the entities involved in the implementation/change process
  • Describe several improvement cycle models