Resources and Readings to support Implementation Science
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.
- Strengthening capacity for NCD implementation research in the WHO Euro Region
- NIH ODD Dissemination & Implementation ResourcesLibrary of federal tools and resources
- NIH Fogarty Implementation ScienceNews, resources & funding for global health
- NCIDCCPS Implementation Science TeamCancer control training, research tools & funding opportunites
- Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T.Design, implement & evaluate evidence-based cancer control programs
- Implementation Science JournalOpen access, peer-reviewed online journal
- Implementation Research PlatformSource of implementation research knowledge and strategies
- Implementation Science ExchangeTools for executing implementation science research projects
- WHO TDR Implementation ToolkitConducting implementation research projects for diseases of poverty
- Research-Tested Intervention ProgramsSearchable database of evidence-based cancer control interventions/programs
- ExpandNetSupport for the science & practice of scale-up
- US VA Health Services Research & DevelopmentImplementation science publications, reports & cyberseminars
- Active Implementation HubOnline learning environment for implementation & scale-up of programs
- Australia Cancer Implementation Science Community of Practice
- Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (TIDIRC)Online training modules and materials
- Implementation Research InstituteCareer development resources for implementation science in mental health
- University of Washington Implementation Science Resource HubGet connected with others in the field and explore research resources
Stakeholder Engagement & Community Participation
These resources provide practical guidance for engaging stakeholders and the community.
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
- Bauer M. et al. (2015). An introduction to implementation science for the non-specialist. BMC Psychology. 16(3):32.
- Glasgow R, et al. (2012). National Institutes of Health Approaches to Dissemination and Implementation Science: Current and Future Directions. American Journal of Public Health, 102(7): 1274-1281.
- A guide to implementation research in the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases Chapter 2
Identifying the Implementation Problem, Aims & Questions
- A guide to implementation research in the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases Chapter 3.1
Models, Theories and Frameworks: Design and Implementation
- Nilsen P. (2015). Making sense of implementation theories, models and frameworks. Implementation Science, 10:53.
- Tabak R. et al. (2013). Models in dissemination and implementation research: useful tools in public health services and systems research. Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research, 2:1.
- Feldstein, A. C., & Glasgow, R. E. (2008). A practical, robust implementation and sustainability model (PRISM) for integrating research findings into practice. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 34(4), 228-243.
- Damschroder L, et al. (2009). Fostering implementation of health services research findings into practice: a consolidated framework for advancing implementation science. Implementation Science, 4:50.
- Aarons G, et al. (2014). Mixed-methods study of a conceptual model of evidence-based intervention sustainment across multiple public-sector service settings. Implementation Science, 9:183.
- Dissemination & Implementation Models in Health Research & Practice website
- Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) website
- Advanced Topics in Implementation Science Webinar Recordings on D&I Models:
- Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) by Laura Damschroder
- Exploration, Preparation, Implementation, Sustainment (EPIS) by Greg Aarons
- Interactive Systems Framework (ISF) by Abe Wandersman
- Knowledge to Action Framework (KTA) by Sharon Straus
- Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services Framework (PARIHS) by Alison Kitson & Gill Harvey
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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.