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Online and published resources for Funding, Study Planning and Evaluation in Dissemination and Implementation


Highlighted Resources include: 

Recent Internal Resources from the D&I Program:

Pragmatic App of REAIM in Comm and Clinical Settings thumb.JPGGlasgow RE, Estabrooks PE. (2018). Pragmatic Applications of RE-AIM for Health Care Initiatives in Community and Clinical Settings. Prev Chronic Dis;15:170271. 

Read the Article​

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Holtrop, J. S., et al. (2018). "Using Social Network Analysis to Examine the Effect of Care Management Structure on Chronic Disease Management Communication Within Primary Care." J Gen Intern Med.

RE-AIM Planning Approach to Enhance Translation and Dissemination: Questions to ask when planning programs or developing assessment plansRE_AIM thumb.JPG

Imp Sci perspectives on opportunities and challanges for ISRII thumb.JPGThis talk, done by Russ Glasgow  contains refs to several pragmatic methods.

Glasgow - ISRII eHealth Presentation - FINAL - May 2013 - v 5-8-13.pptx​


A practical, robust imp and sustain model (PRISM) thumb.JPGThis paper is on a model (PRISM) used to assess context related to RE-AIM outcomes.

Interactive Media for Diabetes Self-Management: Issues in Maximizing Public Health Impact (2010)

This paper discusses how interactive media (IM) can be used to support diabetes self-management.​

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This paper outlines the use of mixed methods evaluation of collaborative care implementation using RE-AIM.

Click here​ for the abstract and access to the full text. 

Russ 10 ingreds thumb.JPGRuss Glasgow gave a presentation, adapted from Enola Proctor and other colleagues, about the 10 key ingredients to a successful grant at the Academy Health D&I meeting on 12/05/2017. 

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DI Research Past Present Future_Russ thumb.JPGRuss Glasgow summarized D&I research at the Academy Health D&I meeting on 12/06/2017. 

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Disparities thumb.JPGRuss Glasgow gave a talk at the CCTSI Research Ethics Conference on November 2, 2017. The talk focused on enequities in research and gave suggestions to minimize their effects. 

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Prag models, methods and measures thumb.JPGRuss Glasgow gave a talk in DC on Pragmatic Models, Methods and Measures for Dissemination and Implementation Research (and Population Impact).

CAN FINAL Nursing Presentation, DC fall 2017 revised[1].pptNursing Presentation, DC fall 2017 .ppt​

SS MOVE ON_Grand Rounds thumb.JPGSeptember 26, 2017 - Sharon Straus, MD, MSc, FRCPC gave a grand rounds talk at an event collaborating with the Center on Aging, VA GRECC, and CCTSI and organized by ACCORDS Education Program.

Borsika's D4D.JPGBorsika Rabin, PhD, PharmD, MPH initiated the discussion at the intensive on September 26, 2017 for the ACCORDS D&I program to define designing for dissemination. ​​

What makes for a successfull registry thumb.JPGThis study is innovative in that it examines which factors and in what combination are
necessary for successful implementation of a registry. The findings have implications for primary care
quality-improvement efforts.​

VAQUERItalk.JPGDocumenting Adaptations in The Triple AIM QUERI Projects: Tracking Changes
Recent talk by Russell Glasgow, Marina McCreight, and Borsika Rabin at the VAHSRD/QUERI National Conference in Alexandria, VA, July 2017.

What makes for a successfull registry thumb.JPGWhat Makes for a Successful Registry Implementation: A Qualitative Comparitive Analysis

Article citation: Holtrop, J. S., Hall, M. T., Rubinson, P. C., & And, L. M. (September 2017). What Makes for a Successful Registry Implementation: A Qualitative Comparitive Analysis. JABFM. vol. 30no. 5 657-665.

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Getting D&I Ideas Funded Workbook 


Clinical practice increase PA thumb.JPGHow can clinical practices pragmatically increase physical activity for patients with type 2 diabetes? A systematic review.

Article citation: Luoma, K. A., Leavitt, I. M., Marrs, J. C., Nederveld, A. L., Regensteiner, J. G., Dunn, A. L., . . . Huebschmann, A. G. (2017, June 06). How can clinical practices pragmatically increase physical activity for patients with type 2 diabetes? A systematic       review. PMID: 28589531 DOI: 10.1007/s13142-017-0502-4

  Image result for weblinkClick here for the abstract

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Understanding the Context of Health for Persons With Multiple Chronic Conditions: Moving From What Is the Matter to What Matters

Article citation: Bayliss, E. A., Bonds, D. E., Boyd, C. M., Davis, M. M., Finke, B., Fox, M. H., . . . Stange, K. C. (2014, May). Understanding the Context of Health for Persons With Multiple Chronic Conditions: Moving From What Is the Matter to What Matters. ​Annals of Family Medicine. May/June 2014. Vol.12, No.3. 260-269.

BAYLISS - Context MCC.pdfDownload the PDF


Writing D&I grants: Getting started in a fast moving field.

Enola Proctor's Keynote speech from the CU ACCORDS Getting D&I Ideas Funded workshop June 21, 2017.  


Practical use of dissemination and implementation outcomes, thoeries, and research designs.​

Paul Estabrooks' Keynote speech from the CU ACCORDS Getting D&I Ideas Funded workshop June 21, 2017.

Download the Slide Deck​


Implementation Science: How It Can Complement, Extend, and Challenge How You Do Science (and increase your success). 

Dan Matlock and Russ Glasgow presented this talk on T3-T4 translational research at the monthly Grand Rounds of the Eastern Colorado VA and University of Colorado Medical School. The talk covered both implementaton science in general and RE-AIM applications in particular.


Translating Research Into Practice - Pragmatic Research Approaches

Russell Glasgow's recent talk at the National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC) in August. 

Brownson.JPGImplementation Science: Opportunities and Resources.

This Presentation reviews, provides links to and discusses future research needs for measures relevant for D&I research. It comes from a 2013 meeting of invited D&I experts to assess the satus of the field and make recommendations to close existing gaps.
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Brownson.JPGWhat does it mean to be pragmatic? Pragmatic methods, measures, and models to facilitate research translation.

Health Educ Behav. 2013 Jun;40(3):257-65. doi: 10.1177/1090198113486805.​ Glasgow, RE



Bringing it home: expanding the local reach of dissemination and implementation training via a university-based workshop.

Implementation Science. 2015 

Jul 4;10:94. doi: 10.1186/s13012-015-0281-6.


Advancing the Field of Pharmaceutical Risk Minimization Through Application of Implementation Science Best Practices

Drug Saf. 2014 Aug;37(8):569-80. doi: 10.1007/s40264-014-0197-0.​​
Smith MY1, Morrato E.



A stepped-wedge evaluation of an initiative to spread the collaborative care model for depression in primary care.

Solberg LI, Crain AL, Maciosek MV, Unützer J, Ohnsorg KA, Beck A, Rubenstein L, Whitebird RR, Rossom RC, Pietruszewski PB, Crabtree BF, Joslyn K, Van de Ven A, Glasgow RE

Key General References in D&I:

"D&I Greatest Hits" Reference list​

Developed by the University of Colorado Denver D&I Program and affiliates.

Brownson, R., Eyler, A., Harris, J., Moore, J., & Tabak, R. (2018). Getting the Word Out: New Approaches for Disseminating Public Health Science. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice : JPHMP, 24(2), 102-111. Read the article

Kilbourne, A. M., et al. (2007). "Implementing evidence-based interventions in health care: application of the replicating effective programs framework." Implement Sci 2: 42. Read the Article​

Tinkle, M., et al. (2013). "Dissemination and Implementation Research Funded by the US National Institutes of Health, 2005–2012." Nursing Research and Practice 2013(4). Read the Article​

Weiss CH, Krishnan JA, Au DH, et al.  An Official American Thoracic Society Research Statement: Implementation Science in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2016 Oct; 194(8). Read the Article​

Julia E. Moore, Alekhya MascarenhasJulie Bain, and Sharon E. Straus. Developing a comprehensive definition of sustainability. Implementation Science 2017, 12:110 | Published on: 2 September 2017.  Read the Article

Forrest, C., Chesley, F., Tregear, M., & Mistry, K. (2017). Development of the Learning Health System Researcher Core Competencies. Health Services Research, Health services research, 04 August 2017. Read the article​

Kilbourne, A. M., Elwy, A. R., Sales, A. E., & Atkins, D. (2017). Accelerating Research Impact in a Learning Health Care System: VA’s Quality Enhancement Research Initiative in the Choice Act Era. Medical Care, 55 Suppl 7 Suppl 1(7 Suppl 1), S4-S12. Read the Article

Persaud, D. D. (2014). Enhancing Learning, Innovation, Adaptation, and Sustainability in Health Care Organizations: The ELIAS Performance Management Framework. The Health Care Manager, 33(3), 183-204. Read the Article​

Lokker, C., McKibbon, K., Colquhoun, H., & Hempel, S. (2015). A scoping review of classification schemes of interventions to promote and integrate evidence into practice in healthcare. Implementation Science : IS, 10, Implementation Science : IS, 2015, Vol.10. Read the Article

Colquhoun, H., Leeman, J., Michie, S., Lokker, C., Bragge, P., Hempel, S., . . . Grimshaw, J. (2014). Towards a common terminology: A simplified framework of interventions to promote and integrate evidence into health practices, systems, and policies. Implementation Science : IS, 9, 51. Read the Article

Brownson, Allen, Jacob, Harris, Duggan, Hipp, & Erwin. (2015). Understanding Mis-implementation in Public Health Practice. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 48(5), 543-551. Read the Article


Resources for Practical Measures for D&I Research​​    

The ‘Ultimate Use’ question for D&I measurement (a goal; not achievable in any one project but to guide priority setting):


“what interventions (programs or policies) and what components of these interventions, conducted under what conditions and in what settings, conducted by which agents, is effective in producing which outcomes, for which populations (and subgroups), how much does it cost, and how does it comes about?​"

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  1. Rabin B, Purcell P, and Glasgow RE (2013). Harmonizing Measures for Implementation Science using Crowd-Sourcing. Clinical Medicine and Research, September;11(3):158.
  2. Rabin B, Purcell P, Naveed S, Moser R, Henton M, Proctor EK, Brownson RC, Glasgow RE (2012). Advancing the Application, Quality, and Harmonization of Implementation Science MeasuresImplementation Science, Dec 11;7:119
  3. Glasgow RE (2009). Critical Measure Issues in Translational Research. Research on Social Work Practice 19:560-568.
  4.  Goetzel RZ, Staley P, Ogden L, Stange P, Fox J, Spangler J, Tabrizi M, Beckowski M, Kowlessar N, Glasgow RE, Taylor MV (2011). A framework for patient-centered health risk assessments – providing health promotion and disease prevention services to Medicare beneficiaries. Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Available at:
  5. Glasgow RE, Kaplan R, Ockene J, Fisher EB, Emmons KM, Society of Behavioral Medicine Health Policy Committee (2012). Patient-Reported Measures of Psychosocial Issues And Health Behavior Should be Added to Electronic Health RecordsHealth Affairs   31:3497-504Estabrooks PA, Boyle M, Emmons KM, Glasgow RE, Hesse BW, Kaplan RM, Krist AH, Moser RP, 
  6. Taylor MV (2012). Harmonized Patient-Reported Data Elements in the EHR: Supporting Meaningful Use by Primary Care Action on Health Behaviors and Key Psychosocial Factors. Journal of American Medical Informatics Association July-August;19(4):575-82.
  7. Fernald, D.H., Froshaug, D., Dickinson, M., Balasubramanian, B.A., Dodoo, M., Holtrop, J.S., Hung, D., Glasgow, R.E., et al. (2008). A field test of brief health behavior measures in primary care: Results from the COMBO study. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 35(5S):S414-S422.
  8. Fisher, L., Glasgow, R.E., Mullan, J., Skaff, M. (2008). Development of a Brief Diabetes Distress Screening Instrument. Annals of Family Medicine 6(3):246-252.
  9. McCormack, L.A., Bann, C., Williams-Piehota, P.A., Burton, J., Kamerow, D., Square, C., Fisher, E., Glasgow, R.E.. (2008). Development and Validation of an Instrument to Measure Resources and Support for Illness Self-Management: A Model Using Diabetes. The Diabetes Educator, 34(4):707-718.
  10. Schmittdiel, J., Mosen, D.M., Glasgow, R.E., Hibbard, J., Sobel, D., Remmers, C., Bellows, J. (2008) Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC) and Improve Processes and Outcomes for Chronic ConditionsJournal of General Internal Medicine, 23(1)77-80.
  11. Glasgow, R. E., Toobert, D.J., and Barrera, M., Jr. (2005). The Chronic Illness Resources Survey: Cross-Validation and Sensitivity to Intervention. Health Education Research, 29(4):402-409.1.   
  12. Glasgow, R. E., Ory, M.G., Klesges, L.M., Cifuentes, M., Fernald, D.H., and Green, L.A. (2005). Practical and Relevant Self-Report Measures of Patient Health Behaviors for Primary Care Research. Annals of Family Medicine, 3:73-81.
  13. Glasgow, R. E., Wagner, E., Schaefer, J., Mahoney, L., Reid, R.J., and Greene, S. (2005). Development and Validation of the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC)Medical Care, 43(5):436-444.
  14. Bonomi, A.E., Glasgow, R. E., Wagner, E.H., et al. (2002). Assessment of Chronic Illness Care: A Practical Tool for Quality Improvement. Health Services Research 37(3):791-820.
  15. Glasgow, R. E., Gillette, C., Toobert, D.J. (2001) Psychosocial Barriers to Diabetes Self-Management and Quality of Life. Diabetes Spectrum, 14(1):
  16. Glasgow, R. E., Strycker, L.A., Toobert, D.J., and Eakin, E.G. (2000). The Chronic Illness Resources Survey: A social-ecologic support for disease self-management. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2000;23:559-583.
  17. Toobert, D. J., Glasgow, R. E., and Hampson, S. (2000). The Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities Measure: Results from Seven Studies and a Revised Scale. Diabetes Care, 2000;23:943-950.
  18. Glasgow RE and Riley T (2013). Pragmatic Measures: What They Are and Why We Need Them.​ American Journal of Preventive Medicine, August;45(2):237-43.
  19. Weiner, B. J., Lewis, C. C., Stanick, C., Powell, B. J., Dorsey, C. N., Clary, A. S., . . . Halko, H. (2017). Psychometric assessment of three newly developed implementation outcome measures. Implementation Science. 12:108
  20. Sauro, J., Johnson, K., Meenan, C. (2017) “From Snake-Oil to Science: Measuring UX Maturity.” Proceedings of the Conference in Human Factors in Computing Systems. Denver, CO, USA.
  21. Powell et al. (2017) "Toward criteria for pragmatic measurement in implementation research and practice: a stakeholder-driven approach using concept mapping." Implementation Science. 12:118 DOI 10.1186/s13012-017-0649-x


Resources for Intervention Design 

​​​Making Communication More Patient-Centered

Patient-centered communication has been linked to greater patient satisfaction, treatment adherence, and quality of life, and has the potential to help patients:

Handle the emotional impact of a diagnosis
Make sense of complex medical information
Manage side effects and symptoms
Make informed decisions about their care
Deal with uncertainties
Adopt health-promoting behaviors

RTI International, along with partners from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Fight Colorectal Cancer, recently developed a publicly available, easy-to-use survey and user guide for measuring patient-centered communication in cancer care.
The user guide aims to help cancer researchers and practitioners identify gaps in patient-centered communication, which considers the patient’s needs and values, involves the patient in care decisions, and builds stronger patient-clinician relationships. The ultimate goal of this tool is to improve communication with patients who have cancer.

This instrument​ is available as both a 36- and 6-item questionnaire and can be self-administered using a paper- or Web-based survey.​

D&I Evaluation Resources​

​ - In Development- ​

   Other References for D&I​

Bartholomew, L.K., Parcel, G.S., Kok, G., Gottlieb, N.H., and Fernández, M.E., Planning Health Promotion Programs: An Intervention Mapping Approach. 3rd ed ed. 2011, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Brownson, R.C., Colditz, G.A., and Proctor, E.K., Dissemination and implementation research in health:  Translating science to practice. 1st ed. 2012, New York: Oxford University Press.

Klesges, L.M., Estabrooks, P.A., Dzewaltowski, D.A., Bull, S.S., and Glasgow, R.E. (2005) Beginning with the application in mind: designing and planning health behavior change interventions to enhance dissemination. Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. 29 Suppl: 66-75.

McDonald, K.M. (2013) Considering context in quality improvement interventions and implementation: concepts, frameworks, and application. Academic pediatrics. 13(6 Suppl): S45-53.

Proctor, E., Powell, B.J., and McMillen, J.C. (2013) Implementation strategies: recommendations for specifying and reporting. Implementation science : IS. 8: 139.

Rogers, E.M., Diffusion of innovations. 5th ed. 2003, New York: Free Press. xxi, 551 p.

Tomoaia-Cotisel, A., Scammon, D.L., Waitzman, N.J., Cronholm, P.F., Halladay, J.R., Driscoll, D.L., Solberg, L.I., Hsu, C., Tai-Seale, M., Hiratsuka, V., Shih, S.C., Fetters, M.D., Wise, C.G., Alexander, J.A., Hauser, D., McMullen, C.K., Scholle, S.H., Tirodkar, M.A., Schmidt, L., Donahue, K.E., Parchman, M.L., and Stange, K.C. (2013) Context matters: the experience of 14 research teams in systematically reporting contextual factors important for practice change. Annals of family medicine. 11 Suppl 1: S115-23.​

Chambers, D.A., Glasgow, R.E., and Stange, K.C. (2013) The dynamic sustainability framework: addressing the paradox of sustainment amid ongoing change. Implementation science : IS. 8: 117.

Davidoff, F., Batalden, P., Stevens, D., Ogrinc, G., Mooney, S., and Group, S.D. (2008) Publication guidelines for improvement studies in health care: evolution of the SQUIRE Project. Annals of internal medicine. 149(9): 670-6.

Gaglio, B., Shoup, J.A., and Glasgow, R.E. (2013) The RE-AIM framework: a systematic review of use over time. American journal of public health. 103(6): e38-46.

Glasgow, R.E.and Emmons, K.M. (2007) How can we increase translation of research into practice? Types of evidence needed. Annual review of public health. 28: 413-33.

Glasgow, R.E., Vinson, C., Chambers, D., Khoury, M.J., Kaplan, R.M., and Hunter, C. (2012) National Institutes of Health approaches to dissemination and implementation science: current and future directions. American journal of public health. 102(7): 1274-81.

Glasgow, R.E.and Chambers, D. (2012) Developing robust, sustainable, implementation systems using rigorous, rapid and relevant science. Clinical and translational science. 5(1): 48-55.​

Gold, M.R., Siegel, J.E., Russell, L.B., and Weinstein, M.C., Cost-effectiveness in health and medicine. 2003, New York: Oxford University Press.

Green, L.W.and Glasgow, R.E. (2006) Evaluating the relevance, generalization, and applicability of research: issues in external validation and translation methodology. Evaluation & the health professions. 29(1): 126-53.​

Husereau, D., Drummond, M., Petrou, S., Carswell, C., Moher, D., Greenberg, D., Augustovski, F., Briggs, A.H., Mauskopf, J., Loder, E., and Force, C.T. (2013) Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Standards (CHEERS) statement. Bmj. 346: f1049.

Kessler, R.S., Purcell, E.P., Glasgow, R.E., Klesges, L.M., Benkeser, R.M., and Peek, C.J. (2013) What does it mean to "employ" the RE-AIM model? Evaluation & the health professions. 36(1): 44-66.

Klassen, A.C., Creswell, J., Plano Clark, V.L., Smith, K.C., and Meissner, H.I. (2012) Best practices in mixed methods for quality of life research. Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation. 21(3): 377-80.

Leviton, L.C., Khan, L.K., Rog, D., Dawkins, N., and Cotton, D. (2010) Evaluability assessment to improve public health policies, programs, and practices. Annual review of public health. 31: 213-33.

Peters, D.H., Adam, T., Alonge, O., Agyepong, I.A., and Tran, N. (2013) Implementation research: what it is and how to do it. Bmj. 347: f6753.

Riley, W.T., Glasgow, R.E., Etheredge, L., and Abernethy, A.P. (2013) Rapid, responsive, relevant (R3) research: a call for a rapid learning health research enterprise. Clinical and translational medicine. 2(1): 10.

Ritzwoller, D.P., Sukhanova, A., Gaglio, B., and Glasgow, R.E. (2009) Costing behavioral interventions: a practical guide to enhance translation. Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. 37(2): 218-27.

Stokols, D. (2000) Social ecology and behavioral medicine: implications for training, practice, and policy. Behavioral medicine. 26(3): 129-38.

Stirman, S.W., Miller, C.J., Toder, K., and Calloway, A. (2013) Development of a framework and coding system for modifications and adaptations of evidence-based interventions. Implementation science : IS. 8: 65.

Tabak, R.G., Khoong, E.C., Chambers, D.A., and Brownson, R.C. (2012) Bridging research and practice: models for dissemination and implementation research. American journal of preventive medicine. 43(3): 337-50.​

Thorpe, K.E., Zwarenstein, M., Oxman, A.D., Treweek, S., Furberg, C.D., Altman, D.G., Tunis, S., Bergel, E., Harvey, I., Magid, D.J., and Chalkidou, K. (2009) A pragmatic-explanatory continuum indicator summary (PRECIS): a tool to help trial designers. CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne. 180(10): E47-57.

Zwarenstein, M., Treweek, S., Gagnier, J.J., Altman, D.G., Tunis, S., Haynes, B., Oxman, A.D., Moher, D., group, C., and Pragmatic Trials in Healthcare, g. (2008) Improving the reporting of pragmatic trials: an extension of the CONSORT statement. Bmj. 337: a2390.​​


​ - More References and Annotations In Development- ​

Online Resources

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FILLABLE PDF - Expanded CONSORT Figure - Developed by ACCORDS D&I Program investigators & collaborators

This file contains the fillable form, a completed example, and a users' guide will be added soon!


Tips for Getting Funded: Checklists, Tools, Self-ratings and Guides for Successful Proposals in Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Research​ Visit the Site

Resources developed by Enola Proctor, Ross Brownson, Byron Powell, Ana Baumann, Ashley Hamilton and Ryan Santens / Adapted into website form by Amy Huebschmann, Chase Cameron, Demetria McNeal and Russell Glasgow​

NIH Living Textbook.JPGThe Living Textbook​ reflects a collection of expert consensus regarding special considerations, standard approaches, and best practices in the design, conduct, and reporting of pragmatic clinical trials. Given the rapid pace of change in this field, this electronic textbook will continue to be added to and updated.

RE_AIM Toolkit.JPGThe RE-AIM Online Training is a web-based module that provides instruction and case examples to illustrate the five dimensions of the RE-AIM framework: Reach, Effectiveness or efficacy, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance. The RE-AIM framework is useful for planning new interventions, adapting existing interventions, and designing evaluations that assess the potential public health impact of interventions. The module provides users with examples of real-life application to policy/environmental change interventions.


The MRM website consists of four main tools:

> Planning Tool-an interactive survey which provides a tailored report that aids researchers with their dissemination plan;

> Resource Library-a searchable database consisting of a compilation of D&I related articles from multiple sources which is updated monthly;

> Narrative Library-a freely accessible online library containing video vignettes and transcripts with junior and senior D&I experts of "how-to" knowledge to D&I problems;

> Glossary-containing over 100 definitions of terminology used in D&I health research. Additionally, users of the MRM website can learn more about current publications and presentations, and current news related to D&I. ​

DIpreview.JPGThis interactive website was designed to help researchers and practitioners to select the D&I Model that best fits their research question or practice problem, adapt the model to the study or practice context, fully integrate the model into the research or practice process, and find existing measurement instruments for the model constructs. 

  • The term ‘Models’ is used to refer to both theories and frameworks that enhance dissemination and implementation of evidence-based interventions more likely.

  "CRISP eBooks"


    • Pragmatic trials are randomized controlled studies whose purpose is to inform decisions about practice.  They address questions of major clinical and public health importance and produce results that can be generalized and applied in usual care settings. Because they produce real-world evidence, they help to close the translation gap between discovery and practice.

    • This workbook is designed to be a navigation guide providing key references and online resources to aid you in further study and application. ​

      • ​​​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.

      • 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.


RE-AIM Tools and Calculators​

  • Reaim.JPGThis site provides an explanation of and resources for those wanting to apply the RE-AIM framework. The RE-AIM framework is designed to enhance the quality, speed, and public health impact of efforts to translate research into practice.
  • Within Tools and Resources, you will find measures, checklists, visual displays, figures and tables, helpful links, online modules and even a self-rating quiz to determine confidence in acheiving each element of the RE-AIM dimensions.

  • GemThumb.JPGThe Grid-Enabled Measures Database (GEM) is a web-based collaborative tool containing behavioral, social science, and other relevant scientific measures. The goal of GEM is "to support and encourage a community of users to drive concensus on best measures and share the resulting data from those measures."
  • Because users can search for and download measures by subject area or keyword, this web resource is a great place for dissemination and implementation experts to access, contribute toward, rate and even add to a database of measures for D & I and other areas.​


  • The Evaluation Hub is a resource available to all members of the Department of Family Medicine (DFM) - that brings together evaluation expertise and resources via one easy access point. The DFM has made available a limited amount of funding to facilitate access to evaluation consultation services at no cost to you.
  • If you are working on a departmental program or project that needs evaluation help, the Hub is here to support you! 

Measures for Person Centred Coordinated Care: 

Measuresperson.JPGThe website is an online database of Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs) and Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMs) that can be utilized within programs that aim to deliver or evaluate person centred coordinated care (P3C).

  • This project is designed to be of value to a range of stakeholders (such as healthcare professionals, commissioners and managers), but the resource is also a useful research tool, with features such as links to PubMed literature. ​

Better Evaluation

  • BetterevalThumb.JPGAn international collaboration to improve evaluation practice and theory by sharing and generating information about options (methods or processes) and approaches.
  • Having an agreed set of Key Evaluation Questions (KEQs) makes it easier to decide what data to collect, how to analyze it, and how to report it. The link above will take you directly to the entry on "Key Evaluation Questions."


  • SIRC.JPGSIRC is a society that brings together researchers and stakeholders committed to the rigorous evaluation of implementation of evidence based psychosocial interventions. SIRC conferences occur biennially. The next conference will be held in Seattle on September 25 & 26, 2015 centered around the theme of “Advancing Efficient Methodologies through Community Partnerships and Team Science.” 
  • Resources on the site include event registration, information on past conferences, news, updates, description of initatives and access to the SIRC "Network of Expertise" (NoE). While the core group of the NoE includes experienced investigators, practicioners, and champions of EBP, the network is welcome to members at all levels.  

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