Implementation Barriers

What is the issue?

Best-practice approaches for the development of strategies to improve implementation require a comprehensive understanding of implementation barriers (and facilitators). However, studies to identify barriers faced by community settings in implementing chronic disease prevention programs are uncommon.

How will the program help?

Having a comprehensive understanding of barriers is a fundamental building block to inform implementation strategy development.  There is a need to understand what stops the evidence from being put into practice.  

How are we conducting this research?

 We are conducting systematic reviews of the international and Australian barriers to implementation. We are conducting national surveys to find out from those working within these settings what the barriers to implementation are. 

Our findings will help inform implementation strategies and guide future investments in chronic disease prevention programs in schools and early childhood education and care.

Research leads: Dr Serene Yoong &  Professor Luke Wolfenden.