Here are some of our favorite Dissemination & Implementation (D&I) Science resources. We hope you’ll find them helpful.
The one stop shop for Dissemination and Implementation activities at Washington University in St. Louis. You’ll find information about training and consultation in D&I at WashU, explore the many centers and projects engaged in D&I research, and consultation opportunities.
This D&I toolkit was developed to help researchers evaluate their research and develop effective and appropriate dissemination plans. With a focus on assessing the “real world” impact, this tool aids patient safety researchers to go beyond publishing and presenting and into the workforce.
In alignment with CRISP’s program goals of enhancing D&I models, methods, and measures, they have compiled key D&I resources here for use in proposal development, manuscript writing, and D&I training.
In collaboration with the University of Kansas, the Work Group for Community Health and Development created the Community Tool Box as a simple and accessible resource to toolkits of D&I practice.
The Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) provides a menu of constructs that have been associated with effective implementation. It reflects the state-of-the-science at the time of its development in 2009; including constructs from, for example, Everett Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovations Theory and Greenhalgh and colleagues’ significant compilation of constructs based on their review of 500 published sources across 13 scientific disciplines. In addition to these two sources, the CFIR incorporates 18 other sources. The CFIR considered the spectrum of construct terminology and definitions and compiled them into one organizing framework.
The CFIR provides a menu of constructs arranged across 5 domains that can be used in a range of applications. It can provide a practical guide for systematically assessing potential barriers and facilitators in preparation for implementing an innovation, to providing theory-based constructs for developing context-specific logic models or generalizable middle-range theories.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) focuses on research in oppressed and minority populations, seeking to alleviate public health problems and increase access to quality health care. To that end, PCORI funds comparative clinical effectiveness research in support of efforts toward determining evidence-based best practices.
The Reach Effectiveness Adoption Implementation Maintenance (RE-AIM) framework was developed to enhance public health efforts in research translation.
- Reach your intended target population
- Efficacy or effectiveness
- Adoption by target staff, settings, or institutions
- Implementation consistency, costs and adaptations made during delivery
- Maintenance of intervention effects in individuals and settings over time
Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (TIDIRC) makes training materials used in their facilitated course, which provides participants with a thorough grounding in conducting D&I research with a specific focus on cancer, open to the public
The VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QEURI) Implementation Roadmap is a comprehensive, practical guide for health care practitioners and researchers to plan and deploy methods to support uptake of effective practices in routine care settings.
The Roadmap is essential to a learning organization because without implementation planning at all levels of the health system, it can take years for a fraction of effective health care practices to reach patients who need them the most.
Pearls of the Roadmap include:
- Tools and methods to support implementation efforts based on strong science
- User-friendly, practical approach to overcome barriers and resource constraints, with case studies
- Strategies to align health system goals, provider and patient needs
If there are resources that you would like to nominate for inclusion in our list, please send the resource, a description of what it offers, and a couple of sentences on why it should be included to DandI@wustl.edu.