Implementation Strategy

An intentional, systematic intervention designed to integrate evidence-based (or “best practice”) innovations into current work processes for sustained use

Types of implementation strategies:

Discrete strategy: One tactic, process, or action

Multifaceted strategy: Two or more discrete strategies

Blended strategy: Two or more discrete strategies that are interwoven and packaged as a protocolized or branded implementation intervention, typically aimed at addressing multiple levels of context and barriers to change


Powell BJ, McMillen JC, Proctor EK, Carpenter CR, Griffey RT, Bunger AC, Glass JE, York JL. A compilation of strategies for implementing clinical innovations in health and mental health. Medical care research and review. 2012 Apr;69(2):123-57