Using Evidence-Based Constructs to Assess Extent of Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions. What data should be collected to determine progress across the Implementation Bridge?


Several evidence-based constructs have been introduced for thinking about and developing implementation milestones. Applying these milestones to an intervention involves (1) identifying core components (i.e., What will the practitioners be doing?); (2) projecting a timeline of the likely rate of movement across the LoUs; (3) anticipating the Stages of Concern and what might cause resistance; and (4) identifying TTA that will promote the use of critical components, address concerns as they arise, and support movement toward optimal implementation. All of these actions and steps can be aligned along a timeline. We present several suggestions regarding different types of data to collect and ways to use these data during the implementation process, including data about:

  • Practitioners’ use of different intervention practices to inform conversations about intervention practices that are and are not being implemented consistently, and why
  • Practitioners’ skills and knowledge of intervention practices, to understand their competence in different intervention practices and where additional TTA is needed
  • Practitioners’ personal concerns that arise during the implementation process, to pinpoint sources of resistance and possible solutions
  • The organization and community where the intervention is being implemented, to understand how aspects of an organization or community support or inhibit the implementation of an intervention

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