Dissemination and Implementation
Health scientists have successfully developed and tested a plethora of clinical and community interventions demonstrated to treat and prevent medical and behavioral illnesses. However, as leaders in research and clinical practice have noted, there is still an enormous gap between what we know can maximize the quality of health care and what is currently being delivered in practice and community settings. More present than ever within the research community is the belief that to optimize public health we must not only understand how to create the best interventions, but how to best ensure that they are effectively delivered within clinical and community practice. This is the focus of dissemination and implementation research, and building this knowledge base is imperative to get the best return on decades of investment in biomedical and behavioral research.
Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH) 2017
Early May Application Period Opens
Mid-June Application Period Closes
Mid-August Course Begins
Nov 30 & Dec 1: In-Person Training, Bethesda, MD
One of the most critical issues impeding improvements in public health today is the enormous gap between what we know can optimize health and health care and what actually gets implemented in everyday practice. The science of dissemination and implementation (D&I) seeks to address this gap by understanding how best to ensure that evidence-based strategies to improve health and prevent disease are effectively delivered in clinical and public health practice.
In 2017, the institute will utilize a combination of a 3-month online course (six webinar sessions with related assignments) between mid-August and mid-November, and a 2-day in-person training to be held November 30 and December 1, 2017, in North Bethesda, MD. Faculty and guest lecturers will consist of leading experts (practitioners and teachers) in theory, implementation, and evaluation approaches to D&I; creating partnerships and multilevel, transdisciplinary research teams; research design, methods, and analyses appropriate for D&I investigations; and conducting research at different and multiple levels of intervention (e.g., clinical, community, policy). The training is open to researchers with interests in studying D&I across health care, public health, and community settings.
For a background on the training institute, see: "The U.S. training institute for dissemination and implementation research in health." Implementation Science 2013 8:12.
Once available the Training Institute website will have more details as to participant eligibility and the application process. We are looking forward to receiving your applications!
Save the Date! 10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health ǀ December 4-5, 2017
A decade since its inception, the Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health, co-hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and AcademyHealth, has become the pre-eminent event to bridge the gap between evidence, practice, and policy in health and medicine.
The Annual D&I Conference will take place December 4-6 in Arlington, VA. This year, in an extended two and half day event, we will be celebrating both the 10 year milestone of D&I, and all attendees in the field, working each day to improve the health of individuals and communities.
Call For Abstract
The call for abstracts for this year's D&I Conference is expected to open in late May and will remain open until late July.
- Individual oral presentations
- Panel presentations
- Poster presentations
Additional information about abstract submissions will be made available in May.
Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation
The Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation is forum for discussing the science of dissemination and implementation, the conference aimed to grow the research base by bridging the gap between evidence, practice, and policy in health and medicine.
To view current and past training, please go here.
References and Resources
Directory of Implementation Science Training Programs (PDF, 111k)
National Cancer Institute Implementation Science
Research-tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs)
VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI)
VA Center for Implementation Practice & Research Support (CIPRS)
Subscribe: D&I in Health E-newsletter by Wynne Norton
Knowledge Translation Canada
NC TraCS Institute Dissemination and Implementation Portal
The U.S. training institute for dissemination and implementation research in health