How to Implement

Implementation Frameworks to Help You Implement

The following selection of implementation frameworks provide guidance about how you can take steps toward implementation in an organized way, with key considerations for you to make at each stage of implementation. They include tools and resources to guide you through the implementation process. (Note, the frameworks presented here are not meant to be a comprehensive review of all available implementation frameworks.)

In addition, a set of implementation strategies are presented for you to consider using when trying to figure out what methods or techniques to use when implementing. These can be found in the Tools and Resources section.

Information on additional frameworks for implementation research can also be found in the Implementation Science section.

Framework 1 The EPIS Model of Implementation

Best used in:
Behavioral Health Systems
Best used for:
Planning
Developed by:
Greg Aarons

Framework 2 Getting To Outcomes

Best used in:
Community Settings
Best used for:
Prevention Planning and Evaluation
Developed by:
Abe Wandersman, Matt Chinman & Pamela Imm

Framework 3 Stages of Implementation: National Implementation Research Network

Best used in:
Organizations
Best used for:
Team based programs
Developed by:
Dean Fixsen & National Implementation Research Network

Framework 4 Collaborative Care Implementation Guide (AIMS Center)

Best used in:
Primary Care Offices
Best used for:
Collaborative Care Integration
Developed by:
AIMS Center - University of Washington

Framework 5 Replicating Effective Programs

Best used in:
Various Settings
Best used for:
Intervention Planning
Developed by:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Framework 6 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCORI) Dissemination and Implementation Framework

Best used in:
Community Settings
Best used for:
Integrating Research
Developed by:
Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Framework 7 Stages of Implementation Completion

Best used in:
Various Settings
Best used for:
Intervention Planning
Developed by:
Lisa Saldana & Patti Chamberlain
Last Updated: 06/15/2017