Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH) 2018

Information about the completed TIDIRH 2018 can be found here.

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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 2018, the institute utilized a combination of a 4-month online course (six webinar sessions with related assignments) between mid-August and November, and a 2-day in-person training that was held December 6th and 7th, 2018, in Bethesda, MD. Faculty and guest lecturers consisted 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 included 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.

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