Step 4: Fit
Step 4 of the GTO framework is to determine how well your potential interventions (identified in Step 3) fit the needs and values of your target population and community.
The IMAPP database allows you to filter evidence-based interventions to find one that would be a good fit for your target population and community. The resources below may also help you answer the question, "What actions need to be taken so the selected program "fits" the community context?"
Assessing Fit and Readiness
- Assessing Intervention Fit and Feasibility Worksheet is a checklist for assessing fit and feasibility at both the state and community level.
- Community Readiness for Community Change is a handbook that walks readers through application of the Community Readiness Model, a model that evaluates a community’s weaknesses, strengths, cultural characteristics, and readiness level to pursue a course of action (including knowledge of the proposed intervention, knowledge of the health issue being addressed, available community resources and leadership, etc.).
The Importance of Contextual Fit When Implementing Evidence-Based Interventions discusses how to ensure optimal fit between an intervention and its local context. The report identifies eight specific factors that affect an intervention’s appropriateness for a specific community or population and includes questions to evaluate each of these factors.