Program indicators assess new or existing programs or practices that will be implemented along the
following domains: evidence, supports, and usability. These indicators specify the extent to which the
identified program or practice demonstrates evidence, supports for implementation, and usability across
a range of contexts.
IMPLEMENTING SITE INDICATORS
Implementing site indicators assess the extent to which a new or existing program or practice matches
the implementing site along the following domains: population need, fit, and capacity. The assessment
specifies suggested conditions and requirements for a strong match to need, fit, and capacity for the
identified program or and practice.
PRIOR TO USING
Identify the program or practice to be assessed.
2. Review the discussion questions prior to meeting to ensure any data or resources that need
to be reviewed for this discussion are available. If appropriate, an organization may prioritize
components for deeper exploration based on the context and potential programs or practices.
3. Identify a team to participate in the discussion. If the site has an Implementation Team, that team
can complete the assessment as part of their work. If not, identify key stakeholders internal and
external to the organization who have important diverse perspectives on the need and possible
programs or practices. Suggested team members include leaders, managers, direct practitioners
and consumers or community members.
1. The team should review and discuss the questions for each indicator and document relevant
considerations. Extra space is included in each section for notes and additional questions identified
by the team to address unique needs and contexts.
2. Aer discussing each component, the team rates the component using the 5-point Likert scale in
3. Using the discussion notes and ratings, the team makes recommendations about whether to
adopt, replicate, or de-implement the program or practice. While ratings should be taken into
account during the decision-making process, the ratings alone should not be used to determine
Hexagon Discussion & Analysis Tool Instructions
WHEN TO USE
HOW TO USE
The Hexagon Discussion and Analysis Tool helps organizations evaluate new and existing programs and
practices. This tool is designed to be used by a team to ensure diverse perspectives are represented in a
discussion of the six contextual fit and feasibility factors.
The Hexagon Tool can be used at any stage in a program’s implementation to determine its fit with
the local context. It is most commonly used during the Exploration stage: the period when a site is
identifying possible new programs or practices to implement. If the organization has an Implementation
Team, the Implementation Team can carry out this function for the organization.