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Dissemination & Implementation Program

The Dissemination & Implementation program represents a collaboration between the Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science (CDIS) and Center for Community Health (CCH) and provides education, training, and consultation to academic and community stakeholders on best practices for translating evidence-based services and programs into clinical and community practice.

Research cannot serve to improve health and health equity if new knowledge is not shared with all partners in formats that are understandable and actionable. CDIS and CCH provide various forms of consultation, technical assistance, workshops, seminars, and writing retreats to help academic and community partners collaborate in activities that range from the development of new research that is designed from the beginning for future dissemination and implementation, to the successful publication of community-engaged implementation efforts.

CDIS and CCH networks work to disseminate and implement new clinical information in their practices by sharing findings via webinars, EHR-based tools and guidelines for implementation trials. CDIS and CCH have been working with NUCATS to fund new forms of pilot grants to improve research dissemination and implementation. In parallel, CDIS and CCH faculty bring expertise in implementation science methods and community-engagement, respectively, to develop training resources to support awardees and future applicants.

Request a D&I Consultation  Learn about D&I Pilot Funding

Resources

 D&I Concept Highlight: Determinants of Implementation

  • NUCATS D&I Reading Course Presentation: Drs. Miriam Rafferty and Dennis Li define determinants of implementation, tools to study them and measure them, and two examples from funded HIV research.
  • CFIR website: This site was created for individuals considering using the CFIR to evaluate an implementation or design an implementation study. Free resources for the use of CFIR can be found here.
  • CFIR explained in Under 5 Minutes: Dr. Matt Chinnman from the University of Pittsburgh D&I initiative introduces CFIR as away to explain what messes up program implementation.
  • CFIR 2.0: Dr. Laura Damschrodder speaks about the next stage of development of the CFIR. Content starts at min 39:20 of video.

 Annual Dissemination & Implementation Science Reading Course

The D&I reading course content and discussions are geared toward research teams and practitioners new to the field of Implementation Science teams who are considering applying for NUCATS D&I pilot funds or other D&I sponsored funding. Students, trainees, staff and faculty from Northwestern University and NUCATS affiliates are invited to participate. 

To learn about the next offering of the reading course, email NUCATS to receive the NUCATS Minute newsletter. 

You can view recordings from previous reading course sessions by visiting our YouTube page. For questions about the reading course or the NUCATS D&I Program, email us at implementationscience@northwestern.edu.

 D&I Presentations and Webinars

The NUCATS D&I program regularly hosts webinars and workshops. Please check this page for information on up coming events.

D&I PRESENTATIONS AND WEBINARS

 

 Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC)

We encourage those who are interested in the implementation of Evidence Based Psychosocial Interventions (EBPIs) to join SIRC as a member. As a SIRC member, you will have access to discounted conference rates, SIRC activities, access to SIRC resources (tool repository) and be added to a SIRC listserv to receive additional information.

Dr. JD Smith introduces the SIRC instrument repository and describes how the measures in the repository where reviewed and how they can be selected for use in implementation research.

The NUCATS D&I program holds a SIRC Institutional Membership with remaining member slots available. For further inquiries, please email implementationscience@northwestern.edu.

SIRC Learning Opportunities

 Prevention Science and Methodology Group (PSMG)

The Prevention Science and Methodology Group is a virtual network of more than 900 empirical researchers and methodologists aimed to advance the field of prevention science and support the implementation of evidence-based prevention programs. PSMG hosts virtual grand round presentations on Implementation Science during the academic year.

 PSMG Implementation Science Video Archive

Past PSMG presentations on Implementation Science are freely available to the public via the presentation archive.

Contact Us

Please email us at: cdis@northwestern.edu

Participating Institutions: