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Implementation Research Tools

IM Adapt

IM Adapt is an online program that helps you find and adapt effective cancer control and other health interventions, practices, and policies to fit your needs. Whether you are working in a community, clinical, or policy setting, this online tool walks you through a step-by-step process to help you find effective interventions, compare them to your current population and setting, and make decisions about what needs to change and what can stay the same

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EBI Mapping

EBI Mapping online helps users understand evidence-based health-related interventions (EBIs) or programs. This resource guides users through existing materials to systematically identify the determinants of health behaviors, environmental conditions targeted by an EBI, and the methods used to bring about desired changes. This information enables a user to follow a web-based, step-by-step approach resulting in a logic model showing how program components connect. Additional uses include understanding programmatic trends by applying EBI Mapping across multiple EBIs. Evaluators can use EBI Mapping to create logic models of an intervention that will help public health practitioners make decisions about study questions and strategic areas to measure. 

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Implementation Science Recorded Trainings & Webinars

An Introduction to Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: A short course for World Health Organization affiliated researchers

The Institute, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, developed and conducted an Implementation Research training program in November 2021 and June 2022. The training program included representatives from six countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Myanmar, Nepal, India, and Bhutan. The aim of the training was to provide a foundational understanding in implementation research. 

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Seminar Series

The Seminar Series is held annually and features lectures by leading implementation science experts, as well as facilitated question and answer discussions. Attendees receive training on topics including implementation science theory, implementation strategy development, selection and tailoring, study design, evaluation approaches, healthy equity, and real-world application of implementation science. Seminars are held virtually and open to the public.

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Texas Institute for Implementation Science (now UTHealth Institute for Implementation Science) Conference and Workshop

This 2020 event explored the evolution, current state, and future research agenda in implementation science through a series of four seminars featuring lectures by leading experts in the field of implementation science and a facilitated, interactive panel discussion with lecturers. Recordings include information on implementation science theory, implementation strategy development, selection and tailoring, study design, evaluation approaches, and real-world application of implementation science.

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Implementation Science Key Publications

Bartholomew Eldredge, LK, Markham, CM, Ruiter, RAC, Fernandez, M.E., Kok, G, Parcel, GS (Eds.). Jan 2016. Planning health promotion programs: An Intervention: Mapping approach (4th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Fernandez ME, Ten Hoor GA, van Lieshout S, Rodriguez SA, Beidas RS, Parcel G, Robert A.C. Ruiter AC, Markham CM, Kok G. Implementation Mapping: Using Intervention Mapping to Develop Implementation Strategies, Frontiers in Public Health, 2019 Jun 18;7:158. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2019.00158. PMID: 31275915; PMCID: PMC6592155.

Walker T,* Brandt H, Wandersman A, Scaccia J, Lamont A, Workman L, Dias E, Diamond P, Craig D, Fernandez M. Development of a comprehensive measure of organizational readiness motivation x capacity) for implementation: a study protocol. Implementation Science 1, 103 (2020). DOI: 10.1186/s43058-020-00088-4

Leeman, J., Calancie, L., Kegler, M., Escoffery, C., Hermman, A., Thatcher, E., Hartman, M., Fernandez, ME. Developing theory to guide the design of strategies to build practitioners capacity to adopt and implement evidence-based interventions. Health Education & Behavior. 2017 Feb;44(1):59-69. doi: 10.1177/1090198115610572.

Weiner, Bryan Jeffrey, et al. Practical Implementation Science: Moving Evidence into Action. Springer Publishing Company, 2023.