Practicing Implementation

April 16, 2020
Allison Metz, Sarah Verbiest, Todd Jensen, Amanda Farley

As we seek to support public agencies in implementing mission critical work during the pandemic, we are reminded of a fundamental approach to effective implementation practice – co-creation. Co-creation involves the authentic engagement of stakeholders, community partners, and families in planning for implementation. This includes... Read more

March 30, 2020
Allison Metz, Leah Bartley, Amanda Farley

During this time of crisis, so much has changed for the service systems we partner with.  In response, we are shifting our support from building implementation capacity to helping agencies to meet the needs of families right now, while recognizing that staff and agency resources are stressed more than ever. In child welfare, these... Read more

March 25, 2020

Like many in this time of restricted travel, remote learning and working from home, the NIRN team is paying more attention than ever to using virtual meetings effectively. It's not easy to do, particularly in a time of uncertainty when many other things are drawing our attention. Check out... Read more

December 20, 2019
Beadsie Woo, Kim DuMont, & Allison Metz

Beadsie Woo, at The Annie E. Casey Foundation; Kim DuMont, at The William T. Grant Foundation; and Allison Metz, at the National Implementation Research Network have co-authored a new blog on what equitable implementation means. Check it out here!

November 5, 2019

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.”  Such a simple quote by Peter Drucker, but at the same time powerful and so very true. I recently received personal nutrition coaching and dreaded the weekly stepping on the scale and monthly measurements, but I realized quickly that without these I wouldn’t... Read more

August 5, 2019

Several months ago, I read Brent Dyke’s Forbes article about data storytelling, and the big takeaway for me was this: People don’t remember numbers. What they do remember are stories. As someone who... Read more

July 24, 2019

Have you ever been part of an organization that was about to start using a new practice, or part of a team trying to figure out why the results of using a practice or program weren’t as expected? It can be hard to know where to start and difficult to figure out where to focus your efforts. An assessment of your current supports and... Read more

July 5, 2019

Practice Profiles are a participant-driven methodology to operationalize the values and core components of an innovation. The iterative and developmental approach includes a variety of stakeholder and consumer perspectives at... Read more

June 3, 2019

Welcome to the new online home of the National Implementation Research Network! We have redesigned our website to better showcase our work and make our tools and resources more accessible.

Our old website made it challenging to find the latest news and updates or check out our diverse portfolio of projects. Plus, it was hard to view it... Read more

May 17, 2019

Implementation science includes research and practice. Implementation research seeks to understand the approaches that work best to translate research to the real world. Implementation practice seeks to apply and adapt these approaches in different context settings to achieve outcomes.

A fundamental goal of implementation science is to... Read more