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Reach Effectiveness Adoption Implementation Maintenance (RE-AIM)

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On April 22, Dr. James Fauth of Antioch University New England, presented "Development and pilot testing of a new tool to assess the RE-AIM characteristics of community health interventions." Jim directs the 
Center for Research on Psychological Practice (CROPP), which works shoulder to shoulder with stakeholders to evaluate and improve community based behavioral and community health practice and training students for applied, community-based research and quality improvement roles.

The RE-AIM talk covered the conceptualization of an evaluation framework in response to an initiative for a healthy community​, the need to report against multiple indicators and multiple projects, and the need to report these indicators to a variety of stakeholders across the community​. This work is currently ​undergoing pilot testing and next steps were discussed in the talk. Listen in below for more details.Two additional resources: Slides for the presentation can be found here and here is the link to the intensity scoring paper by Collie-Akers​. ​

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


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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



Upcoming Presentations:

Kyli Gallington and Emily Altman. RE-AIM evaluation of Picnic in the Park, a Santa Barbara Food Bank initiative. Webinar, 2pm EST​, May 27th, 2015. 

New Presentations:

Gaglio Bridget. How pragmatic is it? Determining pragmatic characteristics of research.The AHRQ’s Practice-Based Research Network Resource Center, Webinar, May 2015

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

Liu G, Perkins A.Using a lay cancer screening navigator to increase colorectal cancer screening rates..J Am Board Fam Med. 2015 Mar-Apr;28(2):280-2. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2015.02.140209.

Paez DC, Reis RS, Parra DC, Hoehner CM, Sarmiento OL, Barros M, Brownson RC.Bridging the gap between research and practice: an assessment of external validity of community-based physical activity programs in Bogotá, Colombia, and Recife, Brazil.Transl Behav Med. 2015 Mar;5(1):1-11. doi: 10.1007/s13142-014-0275-y.

Anderson KA, Weber KV.Auto Therapy: Using Automobiles as Vehicles for Reminiscence With Older Adults.J Gerontol Soc Work. 2015 Mar 3. [Epub ahead of print]