Dispatches from Implementation Science at NCI

Understanding and Addressing Clinical Workflow to Facilitate Implementation

By: Paul B. Jacobsen

May 2019

Being a relative newcomer to implementation science, I am still learning about this field’s many contributions to the development of methods for promoting widespread adoption and integration of evidence-based practices, interventions, and policies.

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Sustainability of Cancer Control Coalitions as a New “Box”?


Cynthia Vinson


April 2019

This past week, our team had a strategic planning retreat that was designed to build on our previous work, challenge our current assumptions, and focus on developing new projects.

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Amplifying Practitioner Perspectives to Strengthen Implementation Science


Margaret Farrell


March 2019

The NCI Implementation Science Team takes seriously our mission to advance the science of implementation and integrate implementation science within the broader cancer control and population sciences context.

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Implementation science to advance clean cooking


Gila Neta


February 2019

In response to this major public health problem, a variety of intervention programs are being implemented by governments and NGOs across the globe to distribute and encourage the use of cleaner cooking technologies.

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Sun Safety in the Physical Activity Context: Opportunities and Challenges


Frank Perna


November 2018

Earlier this fall, I had the honor of organizing the NCI Exercise Science and Skin Cancer Prevention Research meeting on September 26-27, 2018, in Rockville, MD.

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Collaboration between NCI’s Research-Tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs) website and Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative Clearinghouse Database


Annabelle Uy


October 2018

On September 2016, a new collaboration was established between NCI’s Research-Tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs) website and the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative Clearinghouse Database.

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Design thinking and community-based participatory research for Implementation Science


April Oh


September 2018

We need innovation to address our chronic disease burden, and design thinking has emerged as a promising tool.

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Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership


Prajakta Adsul


August 2018

As defined by the CDC, Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) is an approach that brings together key partners and organizations to develop a plan to reduce the numbers of community members that develop and are diagnosed with cancer.

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Where have we been and where should we go?


Gila Neta


July 2018

Building off of our previous efforts to analyze the NCI-funded research portfolio, we recently completed an analysis of dissemination and implementation research funded through the DIRH Program Announcements.

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Trials in Implementation Science


Wynne Norton


June 2018

Clinical trials—and randomized clinical trials in particular—have long been argued as having characteristics that seem at odds with the goals of implementation science.

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