Options for Large-Scale Spread of Simple, High-Impact Interventions: Technical Report

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Options for Large-Scale Spread of Simple, High-Impact Interventions: Technical Report

Description

This report outlines what is known to be effective in the adoption and large-scale spread of high-impact interventions. It summarizes the scientific and theoretical bases underpinning the spread of innovations and presents several illustrative approaches for large-scale spread, including lessons learned from applying them.

Approaches described in the report include:

  • Natural diffusion
  • Executive mandates
  • Extension agents
  • Emergency mobilization
  • Collaboratives
  • Wave sequence
  • Campaigns
  • Hybrid approaches
The final section of the report addresses the selection of an approach to spread, offering options depending on the innovation and surrounding system.

Developer:

Institute for Healthcare Improvement; USAID Health Care Improvement Project; University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Funding Sources:

U.S. Agency for International Development; Harvard School of Public Health; World Health Organization Patient Safety Programme

History

Release Date: 2010
Original Summary: December 2010
Last Updated: 03/12/14

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