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Employer: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Located in: Bethesda, Maryland
Degree Required: Other
One of the most critical issues impeding improvements in public health today is the enormous gap between what we know can optimize health and health care and what actually gets implemented in everyday practice. The science of dissemination and implementation (D&I) seeks to address this gap by understanding how best to ensure that evidence-based strategies to improve health and prevent disease are effectively delivered in clinical and public health practice.
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 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 incorporated into the real-world setting (i.e., the degree of fidelity of the disseminated and implemented intervention with the original study) and also is concerned with the adaptation of the implemented intervention to the local context.1
The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) in coordination with a number of National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutes and Centers and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), are hosting this training institute to provide participants with a thorough grounding in conducting D&I research in health across all areas of health and health care. In 2019, the institute will utilize a combination of a 5-month online course (six modules with related assignments) between September 3, 2019 and January, 2020 culminating in a 2-day in-person training to be held January 23-24, 2020, in Bethesda, MD. Faculty and guest lecturers will consist of leading experts in theory, implementation, and evaluation approaches to D&I; creating partnerships and multilevel, transdisciplinary research teams; research design, methods, and analyses appropriate for D&I; and conducting research at different and multiple levels of intervention (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 further the field of D&I research (e.g., giving talks, leading seminars, forming new collaborations, mentoring, submitting D&I grant proposals, etc.).
For a background on the training institute, please see this article published January 24, 2013: "The U.S. training institute for dissemination and implementation research in health." Implementation Science 2013 8:12.
For information on NIH funding in dissemination and implementation science, please visit the NCI Implementation Science Team Funding page.
For additional resources and information about D&I science at the NIH, please visit the Resources for Dissemination and Implementation Research page hosted by the NIH Office of Disease Prevention.
For questions concerning the logistics of the website or the application process please email SCG’s Danielle Johnikin.
For substantive questions about the training please contact OBSSR program staff at TIDIRH@nih.gov.
Posted on 05/20/2019
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