Four Ways to Conceptualize and Study Policy in Implementation Science Research

February 13, 2024


Jonathan Purtle, DrPH, MSc
New York University

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This presentation will offer a typology of four ways to conceptualize policy in implementation science research: 1) Policy as something to adopt, 2) Policy as something to implement, 3) Policy as context to understand, and 4) Policy as strategy to use. Examples will be provided of studies that have conceptualized policy in these different ways in the area of behavioral health.