R = MC(2) readiness building process: A practical approach to support implementation in local, state, and national settings
Effective implementation of evidence-based interventions is a persistent challenge across community settings. Organizational readiness – or, the motivation and collective capacity of an entity to adopt and sustain an innovation – is important to facilitate implementation. Drawing on the R = MC(2) readiness framework, we developed a readiness building process to tailor support for implementation. The process is composed of the following stages: assessment, feedback and prioritization, and strategize. In this article, we describe the application of the readiness building process through three case examples representing interventions at different ecological levels: local, state, and national. The case examples illuminate challenges and practical considerations for using the readiness building process, including the significance of on-going leadership engagement and collaboration between support system and delivery system staff. To further the research and practice of implementation readiness, we suggest examining the impact of readiness building on implementation outcomes and developing an empirically-informed repository of change management strategies matched to readiness constructs.
Domlyn, A. M., Scott, V., Livet, M., Lamont, A., Watson, A., Kenworthy, T., . . . Wandersman, A. (2021). R = MC(2) readiness building process: A practical approach to support implementation in local, state, and national settings. J Community Psychol. doi:10.1002/jcop.22531