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Ryan J Gagnon
Clemson University
Nancy Franz
Iowa State University
Barry A Garst
Clemson University
Matthew F Bumpus
Washington State University


implementation, engagement, evidence-based practices, Extension, Cooperative Extension, program evaluation, scholarship

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Gagnon, R. J., Franz, N., Garst, B. A., & Bumpus, M. F. (2015). Factors Impacting Program Delivery: The Importance of Implementation Research in Extension. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 3(2). Retrieved from https://www.jhseonline.com/article/view/686


Cooperative Extension is in a unique position, given its relationship with research-based, Land-Grant Universities, to advance the scholarship of implementation research. A stronger shift towards evidence-based practice has been occurring, oriented towards the assessment of programs for outcomes. This paper explores core concepts related to program implementation and delves into factors that influence successful implementation of Extension programs and services. The importance of implementation within the Extension Program Development Model is explored, along with emerging issues and trends.

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