Want to conduct your own implementation science project? Download this project proposal template and fill it out as you move through the steps below.
Step 1: Identifying evidence-based policies & interventions appropriate to your local context
Before a policy or intervention is selected and implemented it is important to ascertain that there is a need for it and that there is enough high quality evidence to suggest that it will be effective in the local context.
Step 2: Adapting and piloting the policy or intervention
The interplay between a policy or intervention and its local context can impact both its implementation and its effectiveness. This means that a policy or intervention may need some adaptation.
Step 3: Evaluating the implementation of a policy or intervention
Planning and focused efforts to evaluate the implementation of NCD policies and interventions is essential. The evaluation should look at the implementation of policies and interventions as well as their effectiveness.
Step 4: Scaling up a policy or intervention
Once a policy or intervention has been implemented and evaluated successfully, there may be interest scaling-up. ExpandNet and WHO have worked together to develop a nine step guide for developing a scaling-up strategy.