Implementation of Effective Services in Community Settings

  • Luke WolfendenEmail author
  • Melanie Kingsland
  • Rachel L. Sutherland
  • Meghan Finch
  • Nicole K. Nathan
  • Christopher M. Williams
  • John H. Wiggers
  • Serene Yoong


Chronic disease continues to be a major source of mortality and morbidity globally. While there are cost-effective interventions, which address the major preventable risk factors for chronic disease, effective implementation of these evidence-based interventions into target settings is required to realise their full potential. Approaches to support effective implementation of evidence-based interventions into community settings are therefore central to the prevention of chronic disease. Community settings are areas of social interaction typically defined by social, cultural or occupational parameters.

This chapter provides an overview of evidence-based approaches to the development and evaluation of implementation strategies in community settings. Three Australian case studies are included to illustrate differing levels of design, development and evaluation approaches and describe variation in their impact.


Public health Chronic disease Implementation Implementation strategies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luke Wolfenden
    • 1
    Email author
  • Melanie Kingsland
    • 1
  • Rachel L. Sutherland
    • 1
  • Meghan Finch
    • 2
  • Nicole K. Nathan
    • 1
  • Christopher M. Williams
    • 1
  • John H. Wiggers
    • 1
  • Serene Yoong
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of NewcastleCallaghanAustralia
  2. 2.Centre for Evidence and ImplementationPyrmontAustralia

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