How to Build an Implementation Toolkit from Start to Finish

Ask yourself: Am I facilitating the implementation of an initiative, program or intervention or am I a member of an implementation team that's implementing an initiative, program, or intervention?
Answer: If the answer is yes, you're in the right place!

Ask yourself: If I don't where to start looking for information about implementation, what would be my first step?
Answer: The Facilitator's Guide is a good place to start. It provides a definition of and rationale for implementation and offers some suggested tools for successful implementation.

Ask yourself: How do I start building an Implementation Toolkit from start to finish for my specific project?
Answer: Follow the steps below and you'll be on your way to developing your own implementation toolkit.

Investigate by asking yourself and your colleagues if any materials are already available that can be used to integrate into an Implementation Toolkit.

If the information is not readily available, assemble and construct background and contextual information about the concern you are addressing.

Hooray! You are now beginning to construct the Definitional Tools section of an Implementation Toolkit.

Assemble and construct Engagement and Communication Tools that can be used in your county or organization to introduce a new initiative, program, or intervention to staff and other stakeholders. Use the Engagement and Communication Tool for help.


Create or adapt Assessment Tools that are helpful in determining human and capital resources and organizational readiness for implementation. For help, use the Organizational Readiness Self-Assessment Tool.
It may also be helpful to determine if one is ready to implement a specific initiative. For help, use the Initiative, Program, or Intervention Readiness Assessment Tool.


Generate Planning Tools that may be beneficial to you and others as you begin the implementation process. Planning Tools could include timelines, action items, to-do lists, and sample meeting agendas.


Develop or adapt Training, Coaching, and Transfer of Learning (TOL) Tools to meet your needs. For help, look at Training, Coaching, and Transfer of Learning (TOL) Tools.


Create an Evaluation Plan that includes who will do what, when, and how. The Evaluation Plan should include the expected outcomes and methods for measuring the outcomes. {Under construction.}


Policy and Procedures may be organized as a separate component in your Implementation Toolkit or they may be integrated into other toolkit components. {Under construction.}

Fiscal/Funding Tools provide information about potential and actual funding streams, recommendations for obtaining funds and suggestions for sustaining and maintaining the initiative program or intervention. {Under construction.}