Tailoring Programs to the Implementation Context

Join the Toronto chapter of the KTE CoP to hear about important aspects of assessing the implementation context and tailoring programs accordingly.

Event details

Date: April 25, 2017
4 pm – 6 pm
Location: 252 Bloor Street West,
room 7-105,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6


Download the presentation slides:
Creatures of Adaptation: Considering and Responding to Contexts for Better Implementation

Watch the webinar recording:

Learning objectives

  • Apply implementation science literature to identify when and to what extent adaptations should be made to a program.
    → Discuss fidelity vs. adaptation
  • Use implementation frameworks to assess important aspects of the implementation context
    → Describe how the Interactive Systems Framework (ISF) helps identify who is involved  in implementation
    → Describe how the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) can be used to assess the implementation context
  • Explain how to develop a plan to monitor and report on adaptations made to a program
    → Illustrate how to develop a process evaluation

About the presenter

Sobia Khan has 10 years of experience in applied research at a multitude of health settings, including acute care, long-term care and public health institutions. Her work has focused on knowledge translation (KT) research since 2009, when she was involved in a national KT project focused on pediatric pain at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.  In 2011 she worked with Cancer Care Ontario to support the design, implementation and evaluation of a tobacco cessation program in retail workplaces across four public health units in Ontario.  She is currently an implementation specialist in the KT Program at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital where she has developed and evaluated evidence and theory-based implementation programs, and has coached various institutions at the provincial, national and international levels in developing implementation plans.  In addition to her research work, she co-developed and co-instructs a course offered by the KT program titled Practicing Knowledge Translation, which is intended to build the capacity of organizations to design, implement and evaluate evidence-informed and theory-driven programs.

Ms. Khan has an interest in the sustainable implementation of innovations at the whole system level, particularly with respect to provincial, national and international policy and health system reform initiatives. She is currently a PhD trainee in health services research at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Dr. Whitney Berta. Ms. Khan is particularly interested in exploring the theory and concepts of sustainability in complex systems, and using systems assessment tools such as social network analysis to assess and comprehend system complexity in real-world implementation initiatives.

Ms. Khan holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Biology and English Literature from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Waterloo.