The RIPPLES Model is a framework organizations can use to plan for the successful implementation of new tools and practices.


The model has 7 components:
  • Resources
  • Infrastructure
  • People
  • Policies
  • Learning
  • Evaluation
  • Support

There are four main applications of the model:
  1. Implementation Planning - Determining an organization's overall implementation readiness and identifying specific barriers or enablers to implementation
  2. Implementation Support - Developing specific interventions that will facilitate the implementation of an innovation thereby reducing stress, and saving time and money
  3. Implementation Evaluation - Understanding the reasons for a successful or unsuccessful implementation in order to better prepare for future implementations
  4. Research - Developing better theories about why implementations succeed or fail and creating theory-based models for supporting implementation in a variety of organizations


The RIPPLES Model: An Overview