“Implementation,” The First and Most Important Concept You Should Know in Implementation Science

Knowledge to Practice: The Struggle is Real

Let’s Define Implementation

Three Reasons Why You Should Care About Implementation

1. Opening the “Blackbox”

2. Why Did it Work (or not)? Was it the Program or the Process…?

3. May the Odds be Ever in your Favour: Achieving Positive Program Outcomes

Finally, How Exactly is Implementation Measured?

References

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