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Reach Effectiveness Adoption Implementation Maintenance (RE-AIM)

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Twenty-five RE-AIM articles have already been published in 2014. One recent Spring addition was a methods paper by Bruun et al (2014). In this manuscript the authors report the proposed evaluation methods of a community-based recreational football program to promote quality of life and physical activity adherence for prostate cancer survivors. Specifically, both their methods and Figure 1 do a remarkable job of highlighting the use of RE-AIM as a guiding framework for their outcome evaluation. 

    Bruun Figure 1

(Figure 1 from Bruun et al., 2014 published in Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11, 5567-5585; doi:10.3390/ijerph110605567). 

This transparency in the measures they chose, and how each measure aligns with the respective dimension of RE-AIM, allows the audience to follow their rationale and related outcomes. Using the RE-AIM Framework will allow the authors to explore outcomes related to individual and system-level to ultimately explore long-term health promotion options for prostate cancer survivors. They do this by intervening within the real-world context of an ongoing community-based program and focusing on evaluating both the internal and external validity of the intervention. Team

Until next time,

Samantha Harden and the RE-AIM Workgroup


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

Li F, Harmer P.Protocol for disseminating an evidence-based fall prevention program in community senior centers: evaluation of translatability and public health impact via a single group pre-post study. Implement Sci. 2014 May 26;9(1):63. [Epub ahead of print]

Bruun DM, Bjerre E, Krustrup P, Brasso K, Johansen C, Rørth M, Midtgaard J. Community-based recreational football: a novel approach to promote physical activity and quality of life in prostate cancer survivors. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 May 26;11(6):5567-85. doi: 10.3390/ijerph110605567.

Burke JG, Lich KH, Neal JW, Meissner HI, Yonas M, Mabry PL. Enhancing Dissemination and Implementation Research Using Systems Science Methods. Int J Behav Med. 2014 May 23. [Epub ahead of print]