Implementation science is the systematic study of strategies and factors associated with the successful integration of evidence-based interventions and policies into practice. This type of research is critically important because a large majority of research findings are never applied in practice, and those that are take a very long time to translate. Implementation science models and frameworks focus on multiple levels (e.g., patient, practice team, organization) and contextual factors related to successful translation. It is also concerned with practical and generalizable interventions and measures that can be applied across diverse settings and can reach large segments of the population.
Example Implementation Science Projects within DFM