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Reach Effectiveness Adoption Implementation Maintenance (RE-AIM)

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On January 28th, Dr. Borsika Rabin, of the Department of Family Medicine and Colorado Health Outcome Program within the School of Medicine at University of Colorado, presented "Dissemination and Implementation Models: a review, constructs, and next steps."

The presentation centered on a new Dissemination and Implementation Science resource.

The RE-AIM framework is one of the models explored. Briefly, it was determined that RE-AIM equally includes constructs of both dissemination and implementation (D=I). With regard to construct flexibility, RE-AIM scored a "4" (1 indicates broad [or loosely outlined] constructs and 5 indicates that constructs are conceptualized by definitions).

Tune in for the very interesting and challenging work of describing theories, models, and frameworks that aim to speed translation (a PDF of the slides can be found here).

Until next time,
Samantha Harden and the RE-AIM Workgroup


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Updates include: new blog posts, webinars, presentations, etc. This update will be sent by the RE-AIM Workgroup only and will not act as a typical listserv (i.e., people on the list cannot email the group using this feature).


This site provides an explanation of and resources for those wanting to apply the RE-AIM framework. The RE-AIM framework is designed to enhance the quality, speed, and public health impact of efforts to translate research into practice in five steps:

  • Reach your intended target population
  • Efficacy or effectiveness
  • Adoption by target staff, settings, or institutions
  • Implementation consistency, costs and adaptations made during delivery
  • Maintenance of intervention effects in individuals and settings over time


The Key Features of RE-AIM website are:

  • Tools and resources to facilitate implementation
  • A comprehensive list of RE-AIM publications and presentations organized alphabetically by year

Please send comments and suggestions or your own RE-AIM related work for inclusion on the site to Samantha Harden.

What's New


New Presentations:

Estabrooks PA, Harden SM, Kessler R, Glasgow RE. Applying the RE-AIM Framework to Intervention Planning and Evaluation. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. April 2014. 

Lee RE & O'Connor. RE-AIM Workshop: Sustainability. El XVI Congreso Internacional de Avances en Medicine. Guadalajara, Mexico. February 2014. 

Estabrooks et al. Fundamentals of the RE-AIM Framework. El XVI Congreso Internacional de Avances en Medicine. Guadalajara, Mexico. February 2014.  

New Publications

Thomas K, Krevers B, Bendtsen P.Implementing healthy lifestyle promotion in primary care: a quasi-experimental cross-sectional study evaluating a team initiative. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015 Jan 22;15(1):31

Irvine AB1, Russell H, Manocchia M, Mino DE, Cox Glassen T, Morgan R, Gau JM, Birney AJ, Ary DV.Mobile-web app to self-manage low back pain: randomized controlled trial..J Med Internet Res. 2015 Jan 2;17(1):e1. doi: 10.2196/jmir.3130.

Yeh YP, Chang CJ, Hsieh ML, Wu HT.Overcoming disparities in diabetes care: eight years' experience changing the diabetes care system in Changhua, Taiwan..Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2014 Dec;106 Suppl 2:S314-22. doi: 10.1016/S0168-8227(14)70736-3.