Implementation is the fourth step of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) process, and it helps communities answer the question: As we implement our planned strategies, how will we know they are doing what we designed them to do? In this step, communities will complete their action plan with a clear presentation of the goals, steps needed to accomplish those goals, and who is responsible for doing what, where, by when. Successful strategies will have a balance of fidelity and adaptation, specific to community resources and needs.
Key things to keep in mind:
- Develop a separate action plan for each strategy
- Consider these factors that may impact your action:
- Constraining factors, such as budget, time, availability, geography and others
- Staff selection
- Ongoing consultation or coaching needs
- Plan to assess performance and fidelity
- How will efforts need support?
- What history (successes and mistakes) needs to be considered?
- Maintain engagement of stakeholders
- What strategies will reach the needed or largest groups of people in our community?
- Seek consultation and change capacity before changing strategies
- Make sure to keep the core components of selected effective strategies
- Be consistent with the research behind the strategies when making adaptations
- Adapt strategies to ensure they fit with community cultures
- Develop an evaluation plan, including process and outcome measurement
The 5 steps of the SPF
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