Willing, Able -> Ready: Basics and Policy Implications of Readiness as a Key Component for Scaling up Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions. Conclusion


To increase the number of grantees that will succeed at implementing EBIs and achieving positive outcomes, it is important to understand what grantees should have in place before and during implementation. Scholarly work suggests that in order to be successful grantees should be willing (motivated) and able (have the general and intervention-specific capacities). Recognizing the importance of readiness has several policy implications for federal funders; these include assessing readiness during the grant application process, using readiness data to deploy TTA strategically, and building readiness in organizations with limited capacity. More communication, collaboration, and systematic evaluation among federal partners about these and other policy implications can help deepen the evidence base on readiness and promote the successful implementation of EBIs.

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