About Implementation Science (IS)

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 implementation research and practice.

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 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.

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 provides valuable resources to:

  • Advance the science of implementation
  • Develop ongoing training opportunities to build capacity to conduct implementation research and practice
  • Disseminate knowledge gained from cancer control and population science by establishing partnerships between researchers and practitioners

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

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