Implementation Science at a Glance
The field of Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) science has been steadily developing in research and academia. Here are aggregate resources, curated by the Implementation Science team, that pertain both to cancer and D&I as a wider field. Related websites and external publications, evaluations of funding opportunities, models and frameworks, and other resources can help frame your D&I agenda.
Key D&I Websites and Publications
The following websites and publications may be of additional use to individuals interested in applying for D&I funding:
- Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH
- VA QUERI (Quality Enhancement Research Initiative)
- Dissemination and Implementation Narrative Library (Centers of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research)
- UNC Translational & Clinical Sciences Institute: D&I Portal
- Implementation Network
- Dissemination and Implementation Models in Research & Practice
- Brownson R, Colditz G, Proctor, E (Eds.). Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health. Oxford University Press, New York. 2012 (recently published comprehensive resource).
- Bennett, G. and Jessani, N. (2011). The Knowledge Translation Toolkit: Bridging the Know-Do Gap: A Resource for Researchers. International Development Research Centre and Sage Publications, New Delhi, India. 2011.
- Rogers EM. Diffusion of innovations, 5th ed. Free Press, New York. 2003.
- Neta G, Sanchez MA, Chambers D, Phillips SM, Leyva B, Cynkin L, Farrell MM, Heurtin-Roberts S, Vinson CA. Implementation Science in Cancer Prevention and Control: A Decade of Grant Funding by the National Cancer Institute and Future Directions. Implement Sci. Jan 2015;10, 4.
- Neta G, Glasgow RE, Carpenter CR, Grimshaw JM, Rabin BA, Fernandez ME, Brownson RC. A Framework for Enhancing the Value of Research for Dissemination and Implementation. American Journal of Public Health: January 2015, Vol. 105, No. 1, pp. 49-57.
- Tinkle, M., Kimball, R., Haozous, E. A., Shuster, G., & Meize-Grochowski, R.(2013). Dissemination and implementation research in health funded by the US National Institutes of Health 2005-2012. Nursing Research and Practice, 2013.
- Proctor, E. K., Powell, B. J., Baumann, A. A., Hamilton, A. M., & Santens, R. L. (2012). Writing implementation research grant proposals: Ten key ingredients . Implementation Science, 7(1), 96.
- Tabak RG, Khoong EC, Chambers DA, Brownson RC. Bridging research and practice: models for dissemination and implementation research. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Sep; 43(3):337-50.
- Glasgow RE, Vinson C, Chambers D, Khoury MJ, Kaplan RM, Hunter C. National Institutes of Health approaches to dissemination and implementation science: current and future directions. Am J Public Health. 2012 Jul;102(7):1274-81.
- Green LW, Ottoson JM, Garcia C, Hiatt RA. Diffusion theory and knowledge dissemination, utilization, and integration in public health. Ann Rev Public Health. 2009; 30:151-174.
- Rabin BA, Brownson RC, Haire-Joshu D, Kreuter MW, Weaver NL. A glossary for dissemination and implementation research in health. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2008;14(2):117-123
- Greenhalgh T, Robert G, Macfarlane F, Bate P, Kyriakidou O. Diffusion of innovations in service organizations: systematic review and recommendations. The Milbank Quarterly. 2004; 82(4): 581-629.
Evaluations of D&I Funding Opportunities
Dissemination and Implementation Models & Frameworks
Dissemination and implementation (D&I) research grantees are encouraged to incorporate D&I models & frameworks in their study designs. The following resources may be used as a starting point for identifying potential D&I models & frameworks but is not meant to be a comprehensive resource or interpreted as models sponsored, supported or preferred by NIH or NCI.
- Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Model of Knowledge Translation
- Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) (Damschroder)
- Interactive Systems Framework (Wandersman et al)
- A practical, robust implementation and sustainability model (PRISM) for integrating research findings into practice. (Feldstein and Glasgow)
- Preceed-Proceed Model (Green & Kreuter)
- Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, Maintenance (RE-AIM) (Glasgow et al)