7. Implementation Strategies

Chapter Summary

An implementation strategy is a method or technique to enhance the likelihood that an innovation or organizational change effort will be implemented successfully.

A multifaceted implementation strategy can facilitate improvements in SGM health care.

There are many implementation strategies, and Implementation Teams are encouraged to consider adopting any number of strategies to address context-specific needs.

The selection of implementation strategies should be based on an understanding of the clinic’s context, including the professional, educational, and organizational factors likely to affect the integration of new policies and practices.

Included in this Chapter: Overview of common implementation strategies and ideas for selecting implementation strategies to capitalize on facilitators and overcome barriers to implementation.