The Center for Research in Implementation Science and Prevention (CRISP) is one of three new national centers funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) that focuses on improving clinical preventive services within primary care practice. CRISP brings together expertise in implementation of preventive services, practice-based research networks (PBRNs) and national authorities in innovative health information technology (HIT).
The CRISP mission is to enhance implementation of effective preventive care in diverse populations by:
- Conducting multidisciplinary research that links primary care, public health and community prevention efforts
- Broadly disseminating implementation research findings
- Providing education and training in implementation science
CRISP is administratively housed at the Colorado Health Outcomes Program (COHO) and Children’s Outcomes Research (COR) and is directed by Allison Kempe, MD, MPH. There are 4 cores within CRISP to support research projects, develop novel methods in implementation, aid in dissemination and creation of future projects: