The Importance of Contextual Fit when Implementing Evidence-Based Interventions. How Does Contextual Fit Align With Existing Implementation Frameworks?


One of the reasons the implementation of evidence-based interventions in human service systems is so challenging is that interventions are delivered by providers and organizations to individuals in communities, all within complex, multilayered social ecologies. A variety of models summarize the many implementation factors or “drivers” at various levels of the social ecology that facilitate or impede effective implementation (Aarons, Hurlburt, & Hurwitz, 2011; Damschroder & Hagedorn, 2011; Fixsen, Blase, Naoom, & Wallace, 2009; Glisson & Schoenwald, 2005).

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