It's Fall, y’all! Autumn is known as a time of harvest and abundance, as well as a time of change. Thus, it is a good time for reflection. It was this time two years ago that I wrote a blog introducing version 3.0 of the National Implementation Research Network, reflecting on the past, present, and future. This time, I am... Read more
The Active Implementation Hub is a free, online learning environment for use by any interested party — practitioners, educators, coaches, trainers, purveyors — involved in the active implementation and scaling up of programs and innovations. The site goal is to increase the knowledge and improve the performance of persons actively... Read more
How is sustainability defined within the context of implementation science? As we prepared for the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) team's June meeting, we found ourselves pondering this question―but with no definitive answer available on NIRN's Active Implementation Hub.... Read more
Implementation and Improvement are two fields of science that overlap and have unique characteristics and language.
When a new practice or program doesn’t seem to be working as hoped, organizations may find it tempting to change course as quickly as... Read more
Have you ever felt like you have tunnel vision? Is your work so focused that sometimes you wonder what other perspectives you could miss? The team at the National Implementation Research Network often utilizes the Active... Read more
Leadership changes within an organization provide opportunities to assess, reflect, and act. It is a time of excitement but also a time that can bring anxiety. NIRN’s leadership change is also occurring as we are faced with significant life-changing events in human services with the ongoing pandemic, social justice needs, and the high... Read more
As organizations try to implement evidence-based programs and practices during the COVID-19 pandemic, they face new implementation challenges. One of the common issues is how to adapt evidence-based programs/practices and implementation strategies to accommodate for changes to the way we work and live during the pandemic. Just as we want our... Read more
The National Implementation Research Network condemns racism and police violence against Black people in the United States.
Anti-black racism has plagued this country for more than 400 years. As we seek to support the implementation of good ideas in a range of systems, our team recognizes that all systems we work... Read more