Implementation Science: Slowing Down to Install a Practice

  • Rosalyn BertramEmail author
  • Suzanne Kerns


When organizations adopt a new practice model, many factors influence its success. Implementation science provides frameworks that guide selection, installation, implementation, and sustainability of evidence-based practices. These frameworks describe critical components and drivers to guide development and application of leadership, organizational, and workforce competencies that influence effective service delivery. In this chapter, we present the frameworks of intervention components, implementation drivers, and stages of implementation as well as the importance of embedding high-quality implementation in facilitative contexts.


Cultural adaptation Data systems Implementation drivers Implementation frameworks Implementation science Implementation stages 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Professor, School of Social WorkUniversity of Missouri–Kansas CityKansas CityUSA
  2. 2.Research Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social WorkUniversity of DenverDenverUSA

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