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Reach Effectiveness Adoption Implementation Maintenance (RE-AIM)

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The use of the RE-AIM model across different research domains and countries has been growing almost exponentially. 

Last August the Guide to Useful Interventions for Activity (GUIA) completed a systematic review of physical activity interventions in Brazil and Latin American and developed an external validity evaluation tool based on the RE-AIM framework. 

We’ve been lucky enough to work with research and practice partners in these countries over the last few years and we are excited to share a couple of new resources for you. 

About two months ago we published the first Portuguese translation of RE-AIM in the Journal Revista Familia, Ciclos de Vida e Saude no Contexto Social and taught a RE-AIM course in Brazil (slides from the first day of the training session are available [in Portuguese] here).

Last week, a small group of investigators from the Pausa Activa project did the first RE-AIM workshop in Mexico to a group of about 40 enthusiastic medicine and public health practitioners and researchers. We are happy to say that we will share these new RE-AIM resources to anyone who would like them! As a starter, we have included the Fundamentals of RE-AIM workshop slides here [in Spanish].


Paul Estabrooks, Fabio Almeida, and Karla Galaviz


This site provides an explanation of and resources for those wanting to apply the RE-AIM framework. The RE-AIM framework is designed to enhance the quality, speed, and public health impact of efforts to translate research into practice in five steps:

  • Reach your intended target population
  • Efficacy or effectiveness
  • Adoption by target staff, settings, or institutions
  • Implementation consistency, costs and adaptations made during delivery
  • Maintenance of intervention effects in individuals and settings over time


The Key Features of RE-AIM website are:

  • Tools and resources to facilitate implementation
  • A comprehensive list of RE-AIM publications and presentations organized alphabetically by year

Please send comments and suggestions or your own RE-AIM related work for inclusion on the site to Samantha Harden.

What's New

Upcoming Events

Estabrooks, Glasgow, Harden, and Kessler to present: Workshop 01: “Apply the RE-AIM Framework to Intervention Planning and Evaluation” Society of Behavioral Medicine 35th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions Philadelphia, PA, April 23, 2014.

New Presentations:

Lee RE & O'Connor. RE-AIM Workshop: Sustainability. El XVI Congreso Internacional de Avances en Medicine. Guadalajara, Mexico. February 2014. 

Estabrooks et al. Fundamentals of the RE-AIM Framework. El XVI Congreso Internacional de Avances en Medicine. Guadalajara, Mexico. February 2014.  

New Publications

Paone D. Using RE-AIM to Evaluate Implementation of an Evidence-based Program: A Case Example From Minnesota.J Gerontol Soc Work. 2014 Apr 1. 

Matthews L, Kirk A, Macmillan F, Mutrie N.Can physical activity interventions for adults with type 2 diabetes be translated into practice settings? A systematic review using the RE-AIM framework. J Gerontol Soc Work. 2014 Apr 1.