Advancing Mechanisms of Implementation to Accelerate Sustainable Evidence-Based Practice Integration

Despite the existence of thousands of evidence-based practices, less than half of Americans receive recommended care for physical disorders, even fewer for behavioral disorders, and AHRQ priority populations are disproportionately impacted by this implementation gap. Our 3-year conference series engages a 26-member nationally-representative Mechanisms Network of Expertise (MNoE) group to generate research, policy, and practice priorities for a research agenda to guide the study of implementation mechanisms. Conference products will position the field to elucidate how, why, and under what circumstances implementation strategies work for whom, with an emphasis on AHRQ priority populations, to achieve more effective and sustained implementation.