Introduction, Overview, and Perspectives Phase I. Basic Program Planning Step 1. Conduct Preimplementation Planning Phase II. Implementation Planning Step 2. Describe the Program, Policy, or Practice, Organizational Setting, and Broader Context Step 3. Determine Strategies for Facilitating Adoption of the Program, Policy, or Practice at the Organizational Level Step 4. Establish Complete and Acceptable Delivery/ Installation of the Program, Policy, or Practice Step 5. Develop Strategies for Facilitating Program, Policy, or Practice Implementation and Sustainability Step 6. Develop or Update the Action Model, Action Plan, and Logic Model to Integrate Planning Phase III. Implementation Monitoring Planning Step 7. Develop Initial Implementation Monitoring Questions Step 8. Choose Implementation Monitoring Methods and Compile the Comprehensive Implementation Monitoring Plan Phase IV. Implementation Step 9. Implement the Program, Policy, or Practice and Use Implementation Data for Formative Purposes Step 10. Collect and Manage Implementation Data Phase V. A nalysis/Synthesis, Reporting, and Use Step 11. Analyze and Synthesize Implementation Monitoring Data Step 12. Report and Use Implementation Data Future Directions
Ruth P. Saunders, PhD, is an professor emerita in the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Saunders has 25 years of research and practice experience in conducting program, policy, and practice change in organizational settings, including preschools, schools, after-school settings, children's group homes, and faith-based settings. Her roles in these projects, which include eight large-scale interventions, have encompassed using multi-level conceptual models to develop a comprehensive model of organizational environments, constructing scales and indexes to assess contextual factors and implementation processes, addressing challenges involved in intervention design and implementation in field-based settings, and designing and carrying comprehensive intervention implementation monitoring. She has authored or co-authored numerous publications based on her research. Dr. Saunders also has 28 years of teaching experience with master's and doctoral level courses in program planning, program evaluation, process evaluation and implementation monitoring, and interventions targeting physical and social environments.
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