This overview of Implementation Stages is designed to help practitioners (in sites, communities and state organizations) build Active Implementation capacity to ensure continually improving academic and behavioral outcomes.

If you have participated in any of the other Active Implementation Modules, you have learned that, in order to successfully implement and sustain evidence-informed innovations, we need to know:

  • The WHAT – What is the innovation?  (e.g., Practice-Based Coaching, PBIS, etc.)
  • The HOW –Effective implementation and sustainability frameworks (e.g., strategies to change and maintain behavior of adults – including engaging in stage-based work)
  • The WHO – Organized, expert implementation assistance (e.g., Implementation Teams)

Implementation Stages address the key component of “HOW” the work unfolds and serve as a guide for the steps Implementation Teams need to take over time.  As you may recall from previous study, Implementation Stages is one of the five Active Implementation Frameworks necessary for building sustainability.