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Implementation strategies

Enola Proctor and colleagues define implementation strategies as “methods or techniques used to enhance the adoption, implementation, and sustainability of a clinical program or practice.”[1] At its core, implementation science aims to select and refine implementation strategies to put evidence-based interventions into practice. The field has identified a wide array of strategies that target different determinants of implementation.


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IS Strategies Typography

The following Expert Recommendations for Implementing Change (ERIC) study identified 73 implementation strategies and defined a mapping schema




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For a discussion about how to specify and report implementation strategies, see Implementation strategies: recommendations for specifying and reporting by Proctor et al (2013)


Tools to help researchers and practitioners select which strategy might be appropriate for their work: