State Capacity Assessment (SCA)

The primary purpose of the State Capacity Assessment (SCA) is to assist state agency, regional education agencies, and school districts implement effective innovations that benefit students. The capacity of a state to facilitate implementation refers to the systems, activities, and resources that are necessary to successfully adopt and sustain Effective Innovations.

Case Example: Statewide Implementation and Scaling Evaluation

This report documents the culmination of ten years of development of a new approach to improving human service systems, organizations, and outcomes. Based on the Active Implementation Frameworks, intensive support is provided to develop implementation and scaling infrastructures in state education systems to initiate and mange change processes, and to provide reliable supports for improved...

Case Example: Changing State Education Systems

A decade ago, the importance of implementation science was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and led to the development of what is now the State Implementation and Scaling up of Evidence-Based Programs (SISEP) Center. The design of SISEP’s work in state education systems is based on the...

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 assess...

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 to...

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

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

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