Bridging the gap between research-based knowledge and practice
The ISF Strategy
The leap from research to practice is a well-documented challenge in many areas of health. For many program managers, the question is not whether to implement an evidence-based treatment (EBT)—the questions are how to best implement it, when to implement it, and which model is most efficient in each setting.
Guided by the principles of motivational interviewing, each ISF Strategy meeting is intended to engage the staff working on the team, focus the team on their current level of implementation effectiveness, evoke from the team their thoughts about their current level of implementation effectiveness, and help the team plan how to sustain or even improve their level of implementation effectiveness.
Meet the Developer
Watch Bryan Garner, the lead developer of the Implementation & Sustainment Facilitation Strategy, describe how you can use the ISF Strategy as part of your implementation research or implementation practice.
Substance Abuse Treatment to HIV Care
As part of the Substance Abuse Treatment to HIV Care (SAT2HIV) Project, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, we at RTI International have been experimentally testing the effectiveness of the ISF Strategy. The strategy tests an intervention designed specifically to help an organization optimize the consistency and quality of their implementation. This is sometimes referred to as implementation effectiveness.
The ISF Strategy improves implementation effectiveness and intervention effectiveness by optimizing the implementation climate, or the extent to which implementation is expected, supported, and rewarded.
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