How to Apply Implementation Science Frameworks to Support and Sustain Change
This chapter will provide a definition and description of the emerging field of Implementation Science. It will describe the use of a predominate and practical set of frameworks, named the Active Implementation Frameworks (AIF), to offer readers some considerations and strategies for improving implementation systems and quality of implementation for any evidence-based practice. Then this framework will be used to discuss the implementation of Collaborative Problem Solving.
KeywordsCollaborative Problem Solving Implementation Implementation Science Active Implementation Frameworks Evidence-based practice
In this video, Dr. Alisha R. Pollastri, Director of Research and Evaluation at Think:Kids, discusses the first stage of implementation, the Exploration Stage Exploration Stage. She highlights the elements and importance of a good readiness assessment during the Exploration Stage and discusses how Think:Kids conducts these readiness assessments (MP4 736008 kb)
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