Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice

Hardcover | March 7, 2012

EditorRoss C. Brownson, Graham A. Colditz, Enola K. Proctor

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Fifteen to twenty years is how long it takes for the billions of dollars of university-based research to translate into evidence-based policies and programs suitable for public use. Over the past decade, an exciting science has emerged that seeks to narrow the gap between the discovery of newknowledge and its application in public health, mental health, and health care settings. Dissemination and implementation (DandI) research seeks to understand how to best apply scientific advances in the real world, by focusing on pushing the evidence-based knowledge base out into routine use.To help propel this crucial field forward, leading DandI scholars and researchers have collaborated to put together this volume to address a number of key issues, including: how to evaluate the evidence base on effective interventions; which strategies will produce the greatest impact; how to designan appropriate study; and how to track a set of essential outcomes. DandI studies must also take into account the barriers to uptake of evidence-based interventions in the communities where people live their lives and the social service agencies, hospitals, and clinics where they receive care.The challenges of moving research to practice and policy are universal, and future progress calls for collaborative partnerships and cross-country research. The fundamental tenet of DandI research-taking what we know about improving health and putting it into practice-must be the highest priority.This book is nothing less than a roadmap that will have broad appeal to researchers and practitioners in epidemiology, biostatistics, behavioral science, economics, medicine, social work, psychology, and anthropology.

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Fifteen to twenty years is how long it takes for the billions of dollars of university-based research to translate into evidence-based policies and programs suitable for public use. Over the past decade, an exciting science has emerged that seeks to narrow the gap between the discovery of newknowledge and its application in public heal...

Ross C. Brownson, PhD, is Professor and Co-Director of the Prevention Research Center in St. Louis, at the School of Medicine and George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis. Graham A. Colditz, MD, DrPH, is Niess-Gain Professor of Surgery and Associate Director of Prevention and Control at the Alvin J...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:528 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:March 7, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Section 1: Background1. Graham A. Colditz: The promise and challenges of dissemination and implementation research2. Borsika A. Rabin, Ross C. Brownson: Developing the terminology for dissemination and implementation research in healthSection 2: Theory and approaches3. James W. Dearing, Kerk F. Kee: Historical roots of dissemination and implementation science4. Russell E. Glasgow, John F. Steiner: Comparative effectiveness to accelerate translation: Recommendations for an emerging field of science5. Ramesh Raghavan: The role of economic evaluation in dissemination and implementation research6. Neville Owen, Ana Goode, Brianna Fjeldsoe, Takemi Sugiyama, Elizabeth Eakin: Designing for dissemination of environmental and policy initiatives and programs for high-risk groups7. Gregory A. Aarons, Jonathan D. Horowitz, Lauren R. Dlugosz, Mark G. Ehrhart: The role of organizational processes in dissemination and implementation research8. Douglas A. Luke: Viewing dissemination and implementation research through a network lens9. Bev J. Holmes, Diane T. Finegood, Barbara L. Riley, Allan Best): Systems thinking in dissemination and implementation research10. Meredith Minkler, Alicia L. Salvatore: Participatory approaches for dissemination and implementation research11. Matthew W. Kreuter, Christopher M. Casey, Jay M. Bernhardt: Enhancing dissemination through marketing and distribution systems: A vision for public healthSection 3: Design and analysis12. John Landsverk, C. Hendricks Brown, Patricia Chamberlain, Lawrence Palinkas, Mitsunori Ogihara, Sara Czaja, Jeremy D. Goldhaber-Fiebert, Jennifer A. Rolls Reutz, Sarah McCue Horowitz: Design and analysis of dissemination and implementation research13. Enola K. Proctor, Ross C. Brownson: Measurement issues in dissemination and implementation research14. Jennifer D. Allen, Laura A. Linnan, Karen M. Emmons: Fidelity and its relationship to implementation effectiveness, adaptation and dissemination15. Lawrence W. Green, Mona Nasser: Furthering dissemination and implementation research: The need for more attention to external validity16. Bridget Gaglio, Russell E. Glasgow: Evaluation approaches for dissemination and implementation researchSection 4: Setting- and population-specific dissemination and implementation17. Katherine A. Stamatakis, Cynthia A. Vinson, Jon F. Kerner: Community and public health settings18. Curtis McMillen: Social service delivery settings19. Brian S. Mittman: Implementation science in health care20. Rebekka Lee, Steven Gortmaker: Health dissemination and implementation within schools21. Elizabeth A. Dodson, Ross C. Brownson, Stephen M. Weiss: Policy dissemination research22. Antronette (Toni) Yancey, Beth A. Glenn, LaShawnta Bell-Lewis, Chandra L. Ford: Dissemination and implementation research in populations with health disparities23. Luis H. Zayas, Jennifer L. Bellamy, Enola K. Proctor: Setting-specific cultural adaptation24. Ross C. Brownson, Mariah Dreisinger, Graham A. Colditz, Enola K. Proctor: The path forward in dissemination and implementation research