Initiatives developed by the Implementation Science team seek to strategically advance the field to promote the next generation of implementation studies to more rapidly improve population and public health.

Implementation Science Consortium in Cancer (ISCC)

The initial Implementation Science Consortium in Cancer (ISCC) meeting, held July 2019, delved into three main categories of focus: building capacity, increasing collaboration, and supporting implementation science activities in cancer. The Consortium seeks to develop a new approach for the field to work together to address key challenges and identify and develop new areas of investigation towards advancing the implementation science agenda in cancer control.

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Implementation Science Centers for Cancer Control (ISCCC)

These collaborative research centers, supported through the Cancer Moonshot℠, are designed to improve cancer control through creation of “laboratories” to study implementation efforts in clinical and community settings, developing of novel IS methods and measures, execution of innovative pilot projects, enhanced data resources, and dissemination of results with the cancer research community. The ultimate goal of the network is to reduce the burden of cancer by enhancing the design and delivery of implementation strategies for evidence-based cancer control. Learn more.

SPeeding Research-tested INTerventions (SPRINT)

SPRINT is a program designed to foster, grow and nurture an innovation ecosystem for interventionists. The program is sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and run by instructors with extensive startup and teaching experience. The program provides real world, hands-on training on how to successfully transform cancer control innovations into market-ready products. The ultimate goal is to create research-tested behavioral interventions that are ready to be put into real world practice.

The SPRINT curriculum was developed, and is taught, by successful technology entrepreneurs. Participants in the SPRINT program engage extensively with industry. Over the course of several weeks, you will talk to a minimum of forty partners, competitors, and other market stakeholders. During this time, you will be seeking a solid product-market fit and building a viable business model for your innovation. Learn more.