Key Resources

Resources and Readings to support Implementation Science

Website resources

These resources provide a variety of support for implementation science. Visit these websites to learn more about implementation science, ongoing projects in the field, funding & networking opportunities, and much more.

Grantsmanship Websites

If you are looking to apply for a grant for your own implementation research project, check out these resources for guidance and examples.


  • Brownson RC, Colditz GA, Proctor EK. (2018). Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice (2nd ed). New York: Oxford University Press, Inc.
  • Straus S, Tetroe J, Graham I. (2013). Knowledge Translation in Health Care: Moving from Evidence to Practice. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Grol, R., Wensing, M., Eccles, M., & Davis, D. (Eds.). (2013). Improving patient care: the implementation of change in health care. John Wiley & Sons.

Overview of Implementation Science

Identifying the Implementation Problem, Aims & Questions

Models, Theories and Frameworks: Design and Implementation

Models, Theories and Frameworks: Evaluation

  • Glasgow R. et al. (1999). Evaluating the Public Health Impact of Health Promotion Interventions: The RE-AIM Framework. American Journal of Public Health, 89:9.
  • Normalization Process Theory

Study Design

  • Brown, CH, et al. (2017). An overview of research and evaluation designs for dissemination and implementation. Annual Review of Public Health, 38:1-22.
  • Creswell JW, Klassen AC, Plano Clark VL, and Smith KC for the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. Best practices for mixed methods research in the health sciences. (2011). National Institutes of Health.
  • Curran G, et al. (2012). Effectiveness- implementation Hybrid Designs: Combining Elements of Clinical Effectives and Implementation Research to Enhance Public Health Impact. Medical Care, 50(3): 217-226.
  • Palinkas L, et al. (2011). Mixed Method Designs in Implementation Research. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 38:44-53.

Study Measures

  • Lewis A, Procotr EK, Brownson R. (2018). Measurement Issues in Dissemination and Implementation Research (Chapter 14). Brownson R. et al. Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Rabin B, et al. (2016). Measurement resources for dissemination and implementation research in health. Implementation Science, 11:42.
  • Proctor E, et al. (2011). Outcomes for Implementation Research: Conceptual Distinctions, Measurement Challenges, and Research Agenda. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 38:65-76.
  • Chaudoir SR, and Dugan AG. (2011). Dissemination and implementation measurement compendium: A systematic review of structural, organizational, provider, patient, and innovation level measures. Report submitted to Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science; Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention; University of Connecticut.
  • Martinez R, Lewis C, Weiner B. (2014). Instrumentation issues in implementation science. Implementation Science, 9:118

Grant Writing/Funding

  • Proctor, EK. et al. (2012). Writing implementation research grant proposals: 10 key ingredients. Implementation Science. 7:96.
  • Brownson et al. (2015). Concocting that Magic Elixir: Successful Grant Application Writing in Dissemination and Implementation Research. Clinical and Translational Science, 8(6):710-716.

Cultural Adaptation & Fidelity

  • Gonzales Castro F, Yasui M. (2017). Advances in EBI Development for Diverse Populations: Towards a Science of Intervention Adaption. Prevention Science, 18:623-629.
  • Allen J, Shelton R, Emmons K, Linnan L. (2018). Fidelity and Its Relationship to Implementation Effectiveness, Adaptation, and Dissemination (Chapter 16). Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice. New York; Oxford University Press.
  • Baumann A, Cabassa L, Wiltsey-Stirman S. (2018) Adaptation in Dissemination and Implementations Science (Chapter 17). Brownson R et al. Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice. New York; Oxford University Press.
  • A guide to implementation research in the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases Chapter 3.2
  • Rabin BA, McCreight M, Battaglia C, et al. (2018). Systematic, Multimethod Assessment of Adaptations Across Four Diverse Health Systems Interventions. Frontiers in Public Health, 6:102.
  • Stirman SW, Miller CJ, Toder K, Calloway C. (2013). Development of a framework and coding system for modifications and adaptations of evidence-based interventions. Implementation Science, 2013(8). 10.1186/1748-5908-8-65
  • Gonzales N. (2017). Expanding the Cultural Adaptation Framework for Population-Level Impact. Prevention Science, 18(6) 689-693.

Implementation Strategies

  • Kirchner J, Waltz T, Powell BJ, Smith JL, Proctor EK. (2018). Implementation Strategies (Chapter 15). Brownson R et al. Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice. New York; Oxford University Press.
  • Powell BJ, et al. (2015). A refined compilation of implementation strategies: results from the Expert Recommendations for Implementing Change (ERIC) project. Implementation Science, 12:10.
  • Proctor EK, Powell BJ, McMillen JC. (2013). Implementation strategies: recommendations for specifying and reporting.Implementation Science, 8:139.
  • Powell BJ, et al. (2017). Methods to Improve the Selection and Tailoring of Implementation Strategies. Journal of Behavioral Health Services, 44(2):177-194.