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Table 4 Dose for each overarching strategy during the preparation phase (months 1–6)

From: Testing the implementation and sustainment facilitation (ISF) strategy as an effective adjunct to the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) strategy: study protocol for a cluster randomized trial

Blended Strategy and the discrete strategies that it encompasses Month 1 Month 2 Month 3
Training, coaching, or facilitation staff ASO’s leadership staff ASO’s BI staff Training, coaching, or facilitation staff ASO’s leadership staff ASO’s BI staff Training, coaching, or facilitation staff ASO’s leadership staff ASO’s BI staff
Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC)
A. Centralized technical assistance As needed NA NA As needed NA NA As needed NA 5 h
B. Develop educational materials +    +      
C. Develop and organize quality monitoring systems +    +      
D. Develop tools for quality monitoring +    +      
E. Distribute educational materials        +   +
F. Conduct educational meetings        +   +
G. Make training dynamic        +   +
H. Audit and Provide feedback          
I. Provide ongoing consultation          
J. Create a learning collaborative          
Implementation and sustainment facilitation (ISF)
K. Use an improvement and implementation advisor As needed NA NA As needed As needed As needed 1 h 1 h 1 h
L. Develop tools for quality improvement +         
M. Organize implementation team meetings     + + + + + +
N. Identify and prepare champions     + + + + + +
O. Assess for readiness and identify barriers        + + +
P. Conduct local consensus discussions          
Q. Conduct cyclical small tests of change          
Blended Strategy and the discrete strategies that it encompasses Month 4 Month 5 Month 6
Training, coaching, or facilitation staff ASO’s leadership staff ASO’s BI staff Training, coaching, or facilitation staff ASO’s leadership staff ASO’s BI staff Training, coaching, or facilitation staff ASO’s leadership staff ASO’s BI staff
Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC)
A. Centralized technical assistance 16 h NA 16 h As needed NA 2–4 h As needed NA 2–4 h
B. Develop educational materials          
C. Develop and organize quality monitoring systems          
D. Develop tools for quality monitoring          
E. Distribute educational materials +   +       
F. Conduct educational meetings +   +       
G. Make training dynamic +   +       
H. Audit and Provide feedback     +   + +   +
I. Provide ongoing consultation     +   + +   +
J. Create a learning collaborative          
Implementation and sustainment facilitation (ISF)
K. Use an improvement and implementation advisor 1 h 1 h 1 h 1 h 1 h 1 h 1 h 1 h 1 h
L. Develop tools for quality improvement          
M. Organize implementation team meetings + + + + + + + + +
N. Identify and prepare champions + + + + + + + + +
O. Assess for readiness and identify barriers + + + + + + + + +
P. Conduct local consensus discussions          
Q. Conduct cyclical small tests of change          
  1. During the 6-month preparation phase, the ATTC strategy’s overarching discrete strategy (centralized technical assistance) encompasses 8 discrete strategies. During the 6-month preparation phase, the ISF strategy’s overarching discrete strategy (use an improvement and implementation advisor) encompasses 4 discrete strategies. For each month, intensity (i.e., time) is reported for the overarching strategy, with “+” being used to indicate the discrete strategies encompassed for that month
  2. NA not applicable, ASO AIDS service organization, BI brief intervention