Text Box: What does implementation research involve?

Implementation Research involves:

  • Identifying implementation problems that hinder access to interventions, the delivery of services, as well as usability of effective, evidence-based interventions and their main determinants.
  • Developing and testing practical solutions to address these problems, which are specific to particular health systems and environments or that address a problem common to a region.
  • Identifying how evidence-based interventions, tools, and services should be modified or adapted to achieve sustained health impacts in real-world settings.
  • Determining the best way to introduce practical solutions into health systems and facilitating their full-scale implementation, evaluation and modification.