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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

Ory MG, Altpeter M, Belza B, Helduser J, Zhang C, Smith MLPerceptions About Community Applications of RE-AIM in the Promotion of Evidence-Based Programs for Older Adults. Eval Health Prof. 2014 Jul 11. pii: 0163278714542335. [Epub ahead of print]

Whittemore R, Chao A, Jang M, Minges KE, Park C. An implementation-focused process evaluation of an incentive intervention effectiveness trial in substance use disorders clinics at two Veterans Health Administration medical centers. Heart Lung. 2014 Jul 7. pii: S0147-9563(14)00189-7. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2014.05.014. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Hagedorn HJ, Stetler CB, Bangerter A, Noorbaloochi S, Stitzer ML, Kivlahan D.Methods for knowledge synthesis: An overview.Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2014 Jul 9;9:12. doi: 10.1186/1940-0640-9-12.