About RE-AIM

The goal of RE-AIM is to encourage program planners, evaluators, readers of journal articles, funders, and policy-makers to pay more attention to essential program elements including external validity that can improve the sustainable adoption and implementation of effective, generalizable, evidence-based interventions.

The five steps to translate research into action are:

  • Reach the target population
  • Effectiveness or efficacy
  • Adoption by target settings or institutions
  • Implementation (consistency of delivery of intervention)
  • Maintenance* of intervention effects in individuals and settings over time.

*Please note that "Maintenance" is not calculated as part of the RE-AIM scoring process for RTIPs.

For detailed information regarding the scoring criteria, please refer to the RE-AIM scoring. For additional information visit the RE-AIM website.