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Center for Dissemination & Implementation awards four pilot project grants

Written by Kim Furlow, communications manager for the Institute for Public Health

The Center for Dissemination and Implementation (CDI) Seed Funding Program annually awards funding  to multiple projects to help advance D&I research. The awards are managed by the CDI, and funded in part or fully by various partners. These seed funding awards are designed to develop the research projects to the point that they’re ready to compete for external funding.

Lung transplantation offers the only curative therapy for end-stage lung disease. However, only 20% of organ donors are considered suitable for lung donation. Dr. Puri’s group has convincingly demonstrated that a lung protective management (LPM) care algorithm significantly increases lung usability (to about 35%). Funding will help develop dissemination and implementation strategies to assist wide adoption of the LPM care algorithm for donor management across the United States.

Funded by the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences

Go NAPSACC is a widely-used, evidence-based intervention to improve environments (facilitating health, healthy eating, and physical activity) in childcare centers. Despite its popularity, we don’t really understand what is needed to implement it successfully. This study will use a mixed-methods approach to address this gap in knowledge to determine which implementation strategies are used, and how and why implementation strategies are chosen.

Co-funded by the Center for Diabetes Translation Research and the Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institute for Public Health.

Drug resistant infections threaten human health. Infectious diseases physicians improve care of patients with this type of infection, however 45% of hospitals do not have access to an infectious diseases physician. This project seeks to understand the barriers that preclude the use of telemedicine to overcome this access gap. Through this understanding, we can overcome these barriers and improve public health, particularly for populations obtaining care at rural and/or underserved hospitals.

Funded by the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences

Haiti’s school feeding programs emphasize providing calories, offering items such as rice, beans, or maize. These foods lack key nutrients necessary for proper growth and brain development. Eggs have been shown to positively impact child growth and biomarkers of micronutrients associated with brain development yet are underutilized within school feeding programs. The Ze Lekol Project will explore contextual factors that may influence the potential to include local eggs in school feeding programs in Cap Haitien, Haiti.

Co-funded by the Global Health Center and the Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institute for Public Health.