Module 6: Implementation Strategies

Implementation Strategies (19 minutes)
Dr. Prajakta Adsul, National Cancer Institute

Suggested Readings

  • Kirchner J, Waltz T, Powell BJ, Smith JL, Proctor EK. Implementation strategies. In: Brownson RC, Colditz GA, Proctor EK. Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2012:245-266.
  • Lewis CC, Klasnja P, Powell BJ, et al. From classification to causality: advancing understanding of mechanisms of change in implementation science. Front Public Health. 2018;6:136. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2018.00136.
  • Powell BJ, Fernandez ME, Williams NJ, et al. Enhancing the impact of implementation strategies in healthcare: a research agenda. Front Public Health. 2019;7:3. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2019.00003.
  • Powell BJ, Garcia KG, Fernandez ME. Implementation strategies. In: Chambers DA, Vinson CA, Norton WE, eds. Advancing the Science of Implementation Across the Cancer Continuum. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2018.
  • Proctor EK, Powell BJ, McMillen JC. Implementation strategies: recommendations for specifying and reporting. Implement Sci. 2013;8:139.

Self-Reflection Questions

  • What are the specific implementation strategies that you will be focusing on in your proposed research and how have you selected them?
  • How might you link specific implementation strategies to the context in which your work is set?
  • Bonus: Pick at least one implementation strategy of relevance to your work and describe it using Proctor’s specifications.