|Implementation Strategy||Definitiona||Example from Learning Community|
|Create a learning collaborative||Facilitate the formation of groups of providers or provider organizations and foster a collaborative learning environment to improve implementation of the clinical innovation||Creation of the ASTHO Immediate Postpartum LARC Learning Community|
|Organize clinician implementation team meetings||Develop and support teams of clinicians who are implementing the innovation and give them protected time to reflect on the implementation effort, share lessons learned, and support one another’s learning||In-person meetings provide a unique opportunity for the state teams to work on their immediate postpartum LARC efforts, including creating action plans to prioritize their activities.|
|Conduct educational meetings||Hold meetings targeted toward different stakeholder groups to teach them about the clinical innovation||Learning Community virtual learning sessions, which feature guest experts, provide a forum for ongoing education.|
|Facilitation||A process of interactive problem solving and support that occurs in a context of a recognized need for improvement and a supportive interpersonal relationship||ASTHO facilitates virtual learning sessions and in-person meetings, which incorporate problem solving and foster the sense of a supportive team across the country.|
|Promote network weaving||Identify and build on existing high-quality working relationships and networks within and outside the organization to promote information sharing, collaborative problem-solving, and a shared vision/goal related to implementing the innovation||
- State teams include representatives from Medicaid and the state health department, and many of these agencies do not traditionally work together.|
- State teams have many opportunities, including through the in-person meetings and virtual learning sessions, to network with other state teams.
- In-person meetings and virtual learning sessions include national partner agencies, which states can collaborate with and learn from.
|Provide ongoing consultation||Provide ongoing consultation with one or more experts in the strategies used to support implementing the innovation||Experts participate in the in-person meetings and virtual learning sessions, and state teams are able to follow up for more in-depth assistance.|
|Distribute educational materials||Distribute educational materials in person, by mail, and/or electronically||States developed provider bulletins, patient guides, etc., and then shared them with ASTHO, who then shares the materials with the Learning Community.|