TitleBeyond Evaluation: Using the RE-AIM Framework for Program Planning in Extension
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsBalis, L, John, DH, Harden, S
JournalJournal of Extension
Date Published04/2019

Extension professionals need to apply sound frameworks to program planning and evaluation in order to demonstrate strong population health impact and value. Pragmatic application of the RE-AIM (reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, maintenance) framework addresses the "who, what, when, where, how, and why" of a program's implementation. This article suggests pragmatic questions and example applications for each of the RE-AIM dimensions specifically for Extension professionals. This adapted RE-AIM tool can help Extension practitioners in all disciplines better plan and evaluate their programs and demonstrate the public value of Extension.