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Users' Guide to Dissemination and Implementation in Health for Researchers and Practitioners

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Center for Research in Implementation Science and Prevention (CRISP)

A letter from the University of Colorado Denver


Closing the gap between research discovery and clinical and community practice is essential if we are to succeed in improving our nation’s health.

Understanding how best to disseminate and implement evidence-based healthcare and prevention, while not implementing inappropriate or unnecessary services, is challenging.

We have designed this eBook as a resource tool for you.

We like to think of it as a D&I navigation guide. The content is divided into five sections:

• Why D&I is important

• Definitions, theories and concepts

• Strategies and tools for designing successful D&I interventions

• Recommendations for evaluation design and measurement

• Tips for success – for researchers and practitioners

In each section we point you to key references and online resources to aid you in further study and application.

This Guide was developed by the Center for Research in Implementation Science and Prevention (CRISP) in partnership with colleagues from the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI), the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Education Dissemination and Implementation Research, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Elaine Morrato, DrPH, MPH
Collaborative Scientific Lead, CRISP
Allison Kempe, MD, MPH
Center Director, CRISP