Dissemination and Implementation

Implementation Science Resource Navigator

This implementation guide was designed to help researchers at all levels, from novice to advanced, in identifying useful information for specific implementation research needs by presenting curated resources that are organized by specific categories (introduction, strategies, frameworks, funding, etc.). Access the website here.

Online Training

The Family Engagement in Research Certificate of Completion Program is for researchers (graduate students, research coordinators, investigators, clinician-researchers etc.) and families (parents, siblings, grandparents) who have an interest in child neurodevelopmental research. This training program is unique in that it brings researchers and families together in a fully integrated online course.

The Center for Implementation

The Center for Implementation (TCI) trains, supports, and empowers individuals and organizations in applying theory and evidence-informed change methods to improve outcomes. When people have something they want to implement, TCI helps them think about and plan for the “how-to” — things like how to overcome barriers to change, how to assess readiness and context, how to plan for adaptations, and how to sustain or expand their efforts. Access the website here.

Implementation Science Video Library

Dr. Dorsey recommends the videos made by Dr. Rachel Shelton on sustainability, adaptation, and future directions in implementation science. Dr. Rachel Shelton is a social and behavioral scientist and an Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, where she is also the Co-Director of the Community Engagement Core Resource at the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.

Access the videos here.

National Cancer Institute Webinar

The National Center Institute is the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. The Implementation Science (IS) Team coordinates and supports training and educational activities in partnership with other academic institutions, professional organizations, and funding agencies. The activities include training programs, an annual conference, and a monthly webinar series that aim to increase the field’s capacity to conduct rigorous implementation research.

Access the Webinar here.

Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (TIDIRC) OpenAccess

Dr. Dorsey recommends this training online through the National Cancer Institute. TIDIRC OpenAccess makes the online training materials used in the TIDIRC Facilitated Course open to the public. The free, online materials provide an overview to dissemination and implementation (D&I) research. Each module serves as an introduction to fundamental terms, concepts, and principles of D&I with examples of their application. Access the training modules here.

Infographic of Implementation Science from Cancer.gov:

Implementation Science Orientation Video:

Dr. Dorsey recommends this video led by experts Drs. Rinad Beidas, Cara Lewis, and Byron Powell for those interested in receiving a comprehensive orientation to dissemination and implementation science. Watch the entire thing or use the chapter markers to refresh on specific areas of content. Access the video here. 

Dr. Beidas is an established expert in implementation science; a recent social network analysis conducted by Norton and colleagues identified her as among the top 10 implementation science experts nationally. Dr. Beidas has published approximately 100 articles and is the co-editor of the only book published on EBPs in youth, Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices in child and adolescent mental health. Dr. Lewis is an international leader in implementation science, formerly serving as President of the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration. She was expert faculty for the Implementation Research Institute and is a scientific advisory board member for Academy Health’s 10th Annual Conference on Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health. She was recently recognized by three of psychology’s largest associations for her early career accomplishments. Dr. Byron Powell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health and a Fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research and the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute.

Society of Implementation Research Collaboration:

The Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC) is a society dedicated to facilitating communication and collaboration between implementation research teams, researchers, and community providers. SIRC aims to bring together researchers and stakeholders committed to the rigorous evaluation of implementation of evidence based psychosocial interventions. Access the website here. 

Bryan Weiner’s Website:

Bryan Weiner, PhD, is Professor, Department of Global Health and Department of Health Services, at the University of Washington. Dr. Weiner’s research focuses on the adoption, implementation, and sustainability of innovations and evidence-based practices in health care delivery and other organizational settings. He has studied a wide range of innovations including quality improvement practices, care management practices, patient safety practices, clinical information systems, collaborative service delivery models, cancer prevention and control in communities, and evidence-based diabetes practices. His research has advanced implementation science by creating new knowledge about the organizational determinants of effective implementation, introducing and developing new theories, and improving the state of measurement in the field. Access the website here.