An essential part of ensuring that people have equitable access to the best addiction and pain treatments is to develop interventions that are not only effective, but also are easily translated into practice.
The Center for Dissemination & Implementation At Stanford (C-DIAS) and the Research Adoption Support Center (RASC) Implementation Guides and Measures are designed to support researchers and anyone seeking to evaluate or implement a health care innovation.
These guides and measures focus on four key components of implementation science which is aimed at increasing the potential for interventions to be translated into practice to achieve true public health impact.
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- Evaluate and enhance the “implementability” of my intervention (likelihood that it will be utilized and sustained over time)
- Identify and meaningfully engage diverse communities and partners
- Understand barriers and facilitators (contextual factors) that may influence the implementation of the intervention.
- Capture the steps and methods (implementation strategies) taken to implement and sustain the use of effective interventions/programs/services
- Measure how much and how well the intervention was delivered (implementation outcomes)
The purpose of the DIRC-SS is to gather systematic information from an existing or proposed intervention development or implementation project and stimulate ideas about potential pragmatic opportunities to enhance the D&I science aspects of the project. The goal is to consider “implementability” early in the intervention development process to increase the chances of effective translation of the intervention into practice or real-world use downstream.
Engaging partners is an important approach for developing interventions that are effective across diverse groups/contexts and will be used and sustained in practice over time. This guide provides a practical set of recommendations on how to identify and meaningfully engage with partners in the process.
Context shapes whether and how effective interventions are implemented and sustained in various settings. People developing effective interventions and those studying their use need a simple, pragmatic, low-cost method of identifying and documenting contextual determinants (barriers and facilitators). This resource is a pragmatic, user-friendly, 5-question, semi-structured interview guide to help understand the contextual factors that may influence the implementation of a chosen intervention.
This inventory gathers information about factors, and their importance, within an organization or team that could influence efforts to implement a new intervention, program, or service. It provides a snapshot of key areas of strengths and opportunities for improvement.
To change clinical practice and implement effective interventions, "if you build it, they will come" doesn’t work. Individuals and organizations need support (implementation strategies) to change. This log provides a simplified, centralized method for research, intervention development, or evaluation teams to track implementation strategies.
Implementation outcomes measure how much and how well an intervention was implemented. This guide helps users select implementation outcomes for intervention effectiveness studies and understand who the measure can be collected from and when to field it. The guide also includes sample measures and case studies of how implementation outcome measures have been used in published effectiveness studies.
This work was supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award numbers P50DA054072 (PI: McGovern) and U2CDA057717 (Contact PI: McGovern). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not represent the official position of NIDA/NIH.