Applications due Feb. 22 for Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health
Washington University in St. Louis is hosting a Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health, June 3-7, 2013. There is no application or registration fee; accepted applicants are expected to fund their own travel.
Supported by the National Institutes of Health (Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research in partnership with the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Mental Health) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, this five-day training institute will provide a thorough grounding in conducting dissemination and implementation (D&I) research in health.
Faculty and guest lecturers will consist of leading experts (practitioners and teachers) in theory, implementation and evaluation approaches to D&I, creating partnerships and multi-level, transdisciplinary research teams, research design, methods and analyses appropriate for D&I investigations and conducting research at different and multiple levels of interventions (e.g., clinical, community, policy).
Participants will be expected to return to their home institutions prepared to share what they have learned at the institute to help grow the field of D&I research (e.g., giving talks, leading seminars, forming new collaborations, mentoring, and submitting D&I grant proposals etc.).
Eligibility & Application Requirements
This training is designed for investigators at any career stage interested in conducting D&I research. To be eligible, participants must NOT have received R18, R01 or R01-equivalent funding as a principal investigator for D&I research. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate experience with, or potential for, working effectively in transdisciplinary teams and who have strong partnerships with—or are embedded within—healthcare delivery, public health or community-based networks. The institute seeks a balance of junior and senior investigators, with the overall goal of bringing new people into the field of D&I research.
Applications are due by Feb. 22, 2013. For complete eligibility and application requirements, visit:
About Dissemination and Implementation Research
One of the most critical issues impeding improvements in public health today is the enormous gap between what we know can optimize health and healthcare and what actually gets implemented in every day practice. The science of dissemination and implementation seeks to address this gap by understanding how to best ensure that evidence-based strategies to improve health and prevent disease are effectively delivered in clinical and public health practice.
Dissemination research: Dissemination research is the systematic study of processes and factors that lead to widespread use of an evidence-based intervention by the target population. Its focus is to identify the best methods that enhance the uptake and utilization of the intervention.1
Implementation research: Implementation research seeks to understand the processes and factors that are associated with successful integration of evidence-based interventions within a particular setting (e.g., a worksite or school). Implementation research assesses whether the core components of the original intervention were faithfully transported to the real-world setting (ie, the degree of fidelity of the disseminated and implemented intervention with the original study) and is also concerned with the adaptation of the implemented intervention to the local context.1
1 Rabin, B.A., Brownson, R.C., Haire-Joshu, D., Kreuter, M.W., & Weaver, N.L. (2008). A Glossary for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health. Journal of Public Health Management Practice, 14, 117-123.