Willing, Able -> Ready: Basics and Policy Implications of Readiness as a Key Component for Scaling up Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions. Understanding Organizational Readiness as R=MC2

09/01/2014

Organizational readiness for an intervention is a function of three components: (1) motivation, (2) general organizational capacity, and (3) intervention-specific capacities. Each component contributes to an organization’s readiness and is abbreviated by R=MC2 (Scaccia et al., 2014). One implication is that if any of the components is zero or near zero, the relationship is multiplicative and the organization is not ready to implement an EBI and any attempt to implement the EBI before the missing element is addressed will likely be unsuccessful.

For organizations to implement EBIs at scale successfully, it is important for funders, researchers, and practitioners to understand readiness and how to create it.

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