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Table 1 Key terms and their definitions

From: Beyond “implementation strategies”: classifying the full range of strategies used in implementation science and practice

Evidence-based intervention (EBI) “Programs, practices, principles, procedures, products, pills, and policies” that have been found to be effective at improving health behaviors, health outcomes, or health-related environments [21]
Actor Who enacts the strategy [5]
 Delivery system actors Individuals, teams, and systems that adopt and integrate EBIs into practice [12]
 Support system actors Individuals, teams, and systems that build delivery systems’ general and EBI-specific capacity to adopt and integrate EBIs [12]
 Synthesis and translation systems Organizations that identify, translate, and disseminate EBIs [12]
Implementation strategies (action) “Methods or techniques used to enhance the adoption, implementation, and sustainability” of EBIs [2]
Action target What the strategy intends to change [5]
 Levels The level the strategy targets (intervention, individuals, inner setting, outer setting, processes) [18]
 Determinants The modifiable factors the strategy intends to change to overcome barriers and activate facilitators of EBI adoption and implementation [15]