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Implementation Science

Facilitation is a strategy with proven success in supporting implementation efforts. Typically, we think about facilitation as a process of working with groups to support participatory ways of doing things.

Implementation facilitation (IF) is a mulit-faceted process of enabling and supporting individuals, groups, and organizations in their efforts to adopt and incorporate clinical innovations into routine practices.

SAGE QUERI's implementation efforts of these four evidence-based practices are supported by our Implementation Scientist, Laura Ellen Ashcraft, PhD, MSW.


RE-AIM Studies 

  • Glasgow RE, Vogt TM, Boles SM. Evaluating the public health impact of health promotion interventions: the RE-AIM framework. American journal of public health. 1999 Sep;89(9):1322-7.
  • Glasgow RE, Harden SM, Gaglio B, Rabin B, Smith ML, Porter GC, Ory MG, Estabrooks PA. RE-AIM planning and evaluation framework: adapting to new science and practice with a 20-year review. Frontiers in public health. 2019 Mar 29;7:64.

Hybrid Type III Implementation Trials 

  • Curran GM, Bauer M, Mittman B, Pyne JM, Stetler C. Effectiveness-implementation hybrid designs: combining elements of clinical effectiveness and implementation research to enhance public health impact. Medical care. 2012 Mar;50(3):217.

ERIC Strategies

  • Powell BJ, Waltz TJ, Chinman MJ, Damschroder LJ, Smith JL, Matthieu MM, Proctor EK, Kirchner JE. A refined compilation of implementation strategies: results from the Expert Recommendations for Implementing Change (ERIC) project. Implementation Science. 2015 Dec;10(1):1-4
  • Waltz TJ, Powell BJ, Matthieu MM, Damschroder LJ, Chinman MJ, Smith JL, Proctor EK, Kirchner JE. Use of concept mapping to characterize relationships among implementation strategies and assess their feasibility and importance: results from the Expert Recommendations for Implementing Change (ERIC) study. Implementation Science. 2015 Dec;10(1):1-8.


  • VA Implementation Tools
  • You can also join the SAGE QUERI Implementation Science Office Hours every Wednesday from 2-3pm EST that are open to all SAGE QUERI sites and EBPs. This is an opportunity to meet with the SAGE Implementation Scientist, Laura Ellen Ashcraft, PhD, MSW for any questions, comments or concerns: Click Here to Join the Teams Meeting