Dynamics of Implementation and Maintenance of Organizational Health Interventions
AbstractIn this study, we present case studies to explore the dynamics of implementation and maintenance of health interventions. We analyze how specific interventions are built and eroded, how the building and erosion mechanisms are interconnected, and why we can see significantly different erosion rates across otherwise similar organizations. We use multiple comparative obesity prevention case studies to provide empirical information on the mechanisms of interest, and use qualitative systems modeling to integrate our evolving understanding into an internally consistent and transparent theory of the phenomenon. Our preliminary results identify reinforcing feedback mechanisms, including design of organizational processes, motivation of stakeholders, and communication among stakeholders, which influence implementation and maintenance of intervention components. Over time, these feedback mechanisms may drive a wedge between otherwise similar organizations, leading to distinct configurations of implementation and maintenance processes. View Full-Text
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Jalali, M.S.; Rahmandad, H.; Bullock, S.L.; Ammerman, A. Dynamics of Implementation and Maintenance of Organizational Health Interventions. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 917.
Jalali MS, Rahmandad H, Bullock SL, Ammerman A. Dynamics of Implementation and Maintenance of Organizational Health Interventions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2017; 14(8):917.Chicago/Turabian Style
Jalali, Mohammad S.; Rahmandad, Hazhir; Bullock, Sally L.; Ammerman, Alice. 2017. "Dynamics of Implementation and Maintenance of Organizational Health Interventions." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 14, no. 8: 917.
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