A New Housing-Focused Framework 

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) defines implementation as the use of strategies to adopt and integrate evidence-based…interventions and change practice patterns within specific settings (U.S. DHHS, 2013, Research Terms section, para. 4). 

This definition recognizes that implementing a program or initiative may be complicated, specifically mentioning adoptintegrate, and change and incorporating the use of strategies. Essentially, implementation is the multi-step process of moving an evidence-based practice into routine practice through the use of concrete supports.

Implementation Strategies & Frameworks

Support for the implementation of new practices takes two basic forms: implementation strategies and implementation frameworks. While there is some overlap between the two, frameworks typically have an underlying theory and are broader in scale, while strategies are typically more discrete in nature and offer specific approaches to the implementation of a practice.

(from Selecting and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices: A Guide for Child and Family Serving Systems, Walsh, C., Rolls Reutz, J., & Williams, R. (2015). (2nd ed.). San Diego, CA: California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare.)

To read more: Implementation Guide-April 2015 

The following links provide basic information on adaptable practices to help guide the development of successful housing interventions that are responsive to the services sector, the target population, and the place.

Organizational Needs Assessments

Do We Need a Housing Interventions Program?

Screening for Housing Instability  

Housing Instability Interventions 


Developing “Housing Safety Nets”

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