Dissemination and Implementation
The Dissemination and Implementation program is a research infrastructure program of the Center for Community Health (CCH) and supported by Northwestern’s Institute for Public Health & Medicine (IPHAM) and the Northwestern University Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS).
Dissemination & Implementation represents a collaboration between CCH and the Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology and provides education, training and consultation to academic and community stakeholders on best practices for translating evidence-based services and programs into clinical and community practice.
Research cannot serve to improve health and health equity if new knowledge is not shared with all partners in formats that are understandable and actionable. CCH provides various forms of consultation, technical assistance, workshops, seminars and writing retreats to help academic and community partners collaborate in activities that range from the development of new research that is designed from the beginning for future dissemination and implementation, to the successful publication of community-engaged research reports.
CCH clinical networks work to disseminate and implement new clinical information in their practices by sharing finding via webinars, EHR-based tools and guideline implementation trials. CCH has been working with NUCATS to fund new forms of pilot grants to improve research dissemination and implementation. In parallel, CCH is also working with community and academic stakeholders with expertise in dissemination and implementation to develop training resources to support awardees and future applicants.