The ‘Ultimate Use’ question for D&I measurement (a goal; not achievable in any one project but to guide priority setting): what interventions (programs or policies) and what components of these interventions, delivered by what implementation strategies, conducted under what conditions and in what settings, conducted by which agents, is effective in producing which outcomes, for which populations (and subgroups), how much does it cost, and how does it comes about?
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Systematic Review of Implementation Measures Used in Health Policy Studies
A web-based compendium of measures of health policy implementation is intended to help policy researchers, evaluators, and implementation science researchers identify and select measures to assess the implementation of health policies in a variety of settings. On this site you can search for measures by several attributes and see and download measure overviews that include ratings of the measures’ pragmatic and psychometric properties.
The Prevention Research Center in St. Louis, in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, with guidance from experts at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, and Brigham Young University School of Social Work, conducted the systematic review leading to this development.