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Frequently Asked Questions

Basic and more advanced D&I inquiries



What is Dissemination and Implementation?


Implementation science is the study of methods that influence the integration of evidence-based interventions into practice settings. Dissemination is the process of spreading knowledge and information to these settings.


Why is the study of dissemination and implementation important?


It takes an average of 17 years for 14% of research to translate into practice. People may thus experience a significant delay in, or never be offered, interventions that have been proven to improve health.

To inform design of evidence-based interventions that can be successfully applied in real-world settings, improving health.

Increasing the number of interventions that translate into practice can have a direct and positive impact on the public’s health by increasing access to approaches that have been demonstrated to improve health in diverse populations.​





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How do I use this site?​


This website has much to offer for visitors interested in dissemination and implementation science. Depending on who you are and how we can help you . . . 

Inexperienced D&I users might find our online resources to be very helpful in gaining a basic understanding of the discipline, particularly our CRISP eBooks website. 

Healthcare Researchers seeking input, guidance, or expertise from our faculty might benefit from a consultation with our team. Please fill out a consultation form to set up a meeting, and come with your questions and ideas! 

Implementation scientists and other colleagues might benefit from our library of resources, both online-based and in National publications. We also have a section of new publications from our own team​
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How do I schedule a consultation?


If you are seeking input, guidance, or expertise from our faculty, you may benefit from a consultation with our team. Please fill out a consultation form to set up a meeting with one or more members of our group. 


What should I prepare for the consultation?

Your consultation experience will be more efficient and productive if you think about the following prior to completing the consultation form
  • your specific question(s) and request; 
  • how this D&I issue fits into your overall research proposal or work, 
  • extent to which your program or question is ‘ready for dissemination’; and 
  • how you anticipate evaluating D&I issues. 

How long is a consultation?


This depends on your needs. In our initial conversation, our team will help determine whether you would benefit most from a full hour-long consultation with our group, or if a conversation with one of our implementation scientist will suffice. 


What can I expect from a consu​ltation?


Consultations​ are one to two meetings with a D & I member to receive advice, feedback, and provision of and connection with D&I resources and references, linkage to other SOM or content expertise if relevant. Collaboration on grant proposals as a co-investigator may result from a small number of selected projects, based on the time, content area and resources of the D & I member​. We do not have the time, resources or staff to be a key part of many proposals or projects requiring ongoing substantial involvement. Some K awards mentorship may be possible.

 

We are also experimenting with a group consultation format once a month to provide feedback from our team or multiple members. This will involve a presentation to the D&I group – currently at 2:00 pm on the second Tuesday of each month. This group consult is reserved for a small number of complex projects requiring crosscutting expertise and requires considerable preparation for the meeting on the requesters part.

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A catalogue of more advanced ​D&I application examples ​is now in development.




See a previous written consultation on the use of RE-AIM:




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