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National Cancer Institute


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

Implementation science 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 in order to improve our impact on population health. Implementation science focuses on studying the process of how practices, interventions, and policies are disseminated, adapted (as needed), adopted, integrated and sustained in everyday health-focused settings. This scientific field 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.

IS Fact Sheet

IS Fact Sheet (PDF) (PDF), November 2017

Vision & Mission

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.