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National Cancer Institute


Implementation science addresses the level to which health interventions can fit within real-world public health and clinical service systems. NCI-funded dissemination and implementation (D&I) research is conducted through research institutions in the United States and internationally with funding through Trans-NIH opportunities with other National Institutes of Health Institutes and Centers and other Programs in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS).


To achieve the rapid integration of scientific evidence, practice and policy, with the ultimate goal of improving the effect of research on cancer outcomes and promoting health across individual, organizational and community levels.


To build and advance the field of Implementation Science by:

  • Stimulate an increasing number of competitive grant submissions on cancer implementation science that contribute to the development of innovative methods and study designs.
  • Build science to integrate new knowledge across clinical and public health research, practice and policy.
  • Promote science that is rigorous, transparent and relevant in the real world.
  • Foster rapid learning strategies to improve individual and population health.
  • Build partnerships for the development, dissemination and implementation of evidence-based measures, initiatives and programs.
  • Develop a robust and supportive network of trained, trans-disciplinary implementation scientists.

Key Priority Areas

    • Building the Science of Dissemination and Implementation
    • Develop Ongoing Training Networks
    • Establishing Robust Partnerships

For more information see 2013 IS Team Goals and Objectives (PDF)