DRAFT - Implementation Toolkit

Every change project is also a social experiment.

Change is a social movement.

Engagement and relationship building are of immense importance.

MCHRI Implementation approach

The Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (MCHRI) is a leader in evidence-based implementation and is distinguished by a focus on methodological rigour, stakeholder engagement, and partnership, leading to co-production, and timely and effective translation. 

We understand that merely establishing effectiveness of an innovation does not guarantee its uptake, and that a deliberative approach is required to actively overcome the notorious research to practice gap.

In contrast to other implementation frameworks, the MCHRI method places a strong focus on meaningful stakeholder engagement, codesign, knowledge generation, dissemination, translation, scale-up, and refinement/learning from evaluation.  By harnessing stakeholder insights, the MCHRI approach is attuned to local and systemic contextual barriers and enablers. Co-design of strategies to overcome barriers, and harness opportunities, is a central tenet of this approach. 

“It is important to remember that implementation is not project management. People often confuse the two. Implementation is everything that is wrapped around a project, to ensure its effectiveness, uptake and sustainability.” 

Dr Rhonda Garad

Please go through each of the five steps of the readiness assessment and review the recommendations based on your responses. 

Readiness refers to factors pushing or pulling your organisation or work areas towards or away from change. 

Before you start

Before you start going through the toolkit sections, can you think about the problem you are trying to fix and write it down, will will get back to it later.

Try not to jump to a solution. Consider what evidence you have that this problem exists. If there is no objective evidence at this stage, that is fine. You can work towards gathering evidence.

You can sign up for your implementation toolkit package and choose the level of support you require to start your implementation. After this is done, we will walk you through the preliminary steps and readiness assessment to prepare your implementation project.

After the readiness assessment

We will walk you through the implementation step-by-step, and you can create your action plan to get the initiative ready for implementation. We will support every step and provide you with training and coaching (optional) to design, implement and evaluate your change.

“As an obstetrician in the clinic from the beginning for many years, I can tell you that the midwifes were a bit hesitant about the change at first but now love it.”

Obstetrician A/Prof Jacqueline Boyle