Implementation Frameworks: An Analysis

This analysis utilizes the six components of the Active Implementation Frameworks (AIF), initially developed to reflect many disciplines, as a grounding from which other known implementation frameworks are examined....

Implementation Drivers: Responsibility Analysis

In many settings, responsibility for the implementation infrastructure is shared across levels and entities in a system. Therefore, the Responsibility Analysis is essential to ensure that the relevant parties are engaged 1) to better understand the current roles, responsibilities, funding and communication links to effectively support the use of evidence-based innovations and 2) to...

An implementation-informed solution for COVID 19 (and COVID 20, 21, …)

The space between intention and accomplishment is the domain of active Implementation science. In this commentary we separate current intention from accomplishment, highlight the need for active implementation, and describe the critical functions of implementation teams to establish and sustain a national health response to current and future challenges. Read Full Newsletter View/Download Handout...

Handout 2: Community Health Teams and Implementation Teams for National Health Response

To assure effective societal action to protect public health, Implementation Teams must be established to support the development and services of Community Health Teams in neighborhoods and communities across the country.  Purposeful, active, and effective implementation work (making it happen) is done by Implementation Teams.  The functions of the Teams described here are required...

OnAir: Implementation Research after 15 Years

Almost two decades ago our research network set out to describe the current state of the science of implementation and identify what it would take to improve the uptake, fidelity, and outcomes of innovative programs and practices in human services. Read More...

OnAir: COVID 19 and a Case for Active Implementation Teams

Hot on our minds is ending the current pandemic while continuing our community and work lives. To accomplish this, Active Implementation tells us we need effective interventions and effective implementation to realize socially significant outcomes. Implementation Teams lead the effort. Read More...

Eradication of Smallpox & Implementation

The approaches to implementation and scaling outlined in the Active Implementation Frameworks (Fixsen, Blase, & Van Dyke, 2019) have been used to conduct a post hoc analysis of the eradication of smallpox as described by William Foege in the book House on Fire (Foege, 2011). Download: Eradicating smallpox – Implementation...

The Origins of Social Validity

The term and constructs related to social validity, as an important aspect of research on human behavior, were developed by Montrose M. Wolf. Mont Wolf was a co-developer of Applied Behavior Analysis (Baer, Wolf, & Risley, 1968; Risley, 2001) and a key architect of the Teaching-Family Model (Phillips, Phillips, Fixsen, & Wolf, 1971; Wolf,...

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