About Implementation Science

Implementation science (IS) is the study of methods to promote the adoption and integration of evidence-based practices, interventions, and policies into routine health care and public health settings to improve our impact on population health. This discipline is characterized by a variety of research designs and methodological approaches, partnerships with key stakeholder groups (e.g., patients, providers, organizations, systems, and/or communities), and developing and testing ways to effectively and efficiently integrate evidence-based practices, interventions, and policies into routine health settings.

The IS Team, housed within the Office of the Director (OD) in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), is engaged in a variety of activities to advance implementation research and practice.

Vision & Mission

The mission of the Implementation Science (IS) team at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is to develop and apply the implementation science knowledge base to improve the impact of cancer control and population science on the health and health care of the population, and foster rapid integration of research, practice, and policy.

IS works with the ultimate goal of improving the effect of research on cancer outcomes and promoting health across individual, organizational and community levels.

The Team

The IS team seeks to:

  • Advance the science of implementation
  • Integrate implementation science into research across the cancer control continuum to improve the relevance to healthcare systems and population and public health
  • Foster engagement among research, practice, and policy stakeholders to systematically improve update of evidence and evidence-based interventions

To contact the IS team, email us: NCIdccpsISteam@mail.nih.gov.

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Advancing the Science of Implementation across the Cancer Continuum

Edited by David A. Chambers, Cynthia A. Vinson, and Wynne E. Norton
New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2018.

Advancing the Science of Implementation across the Cancer Continuum provides an overview of research that can improve the delivery of evidence-based interventions, practices, and programs in cancer prevention and control. Chapters explore the field of implementation science and its application to practice, a broad synthesis of case studies illustrating cancer-focused topic areas, and emerging issues at the intersection of research and practice in cancer.

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