Authors: Lisa Saldana, Patricia Chamberlain, Wei Wang, C. Hendricks Brown

A_Saldana_Stages of Imp_2011

Recent efforts to better understand the process


of implementation have been hampered by a lack of tools


available to define and measure implementation progress.


The Stages of Implementation Completion (SIC) was


developed as part of an implementation trial of MTFC in


53 sites, and identifies the duration of time spent on


implementation activities and the proportion of activities


completed. This article examines the ability of the first


three stages of the SIC (Engagement, Consideration of


Feasibility, Readiness Planning) to predict successful pro-gram start-up. Results suggest that completing SIC stages


completely, yet relatively quickly, predicts the likelihood


of successful implementation.