What are the foundations for considering implementation as a science? Prediction (if…then) is the heart of science and theory is the source of predictions that advance science. Active Implementation theory predicts if fidelity is achieved then outcomes will improve. A summary of the evidence is presented in this paper.
Fixsen, D. L., Van Dyke, M., & Blase, K. A. (2019). Implementation science: Fidelity predictions and outcomes. Chapel Hill, NC: Active Implementation Research Network. www.activeimplementation.org/resources