This toolkit is for researchers implementing an evidence-based intervention (EBI) at a specific setting such as a clinic or school.
This toolkit may also be helpful for partners or collaborators at the site who are helping to implement the EBI.
An “implementation barrier” is anything that inhibits the integration of an evidence-based intervention (EBI) in a specific setting, such as a physician practice, hospital, mental health clinic, or school. Implementation barriers belong to a broader class of factors called “determinants,” which are contextual features that influence — positively or negatively — the implementation of EBIs.
Common determinants that are implementation barriers might include:
Often, researchers and their implementation partners identify more barriers to implementing an EBI than they can feasibly address, given available time, effort, and resources. Focusing on developing implementation strategies for the most high-priority barriers increases the likelihood of successful EBI implementation.
This toolkit assumes you and your team have identified implementation barriers. The toolkit is to help your team determine which barriers are most important to address for your EBI implementation effort.
This toolkit contains:
This toolkit is a one-stop shop for nearly everything you need to prioritize implementation barriers. After the introduction and sections on how to prioritize barriers and address their interdependence, look at the sections on frequently asked questions and references if you need more information.