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​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:

Healthcare Information Technology (HIT)
Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRN)


CRISP initially encompasses 3 research projects that are synergistic and unified by a thematic focus on collaboration between public health systems and private practices and methodological innovations in HIT and research in PBRN settings. The CRISP research projects address three top priorities of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP): immunization delivery in children, prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults and prevention of obesity in children and adults.  The 3 initial CRISP projects are:

Community engagement is a crucial component of CRISP and its initial research projects. CRISP projects use a variety of methods to engage the community, solicit feedback and disseminate findings. CRISP will also work closely with university groups and local organizations to provide consultation in implementation and dissemination science and identify opportunities for future collaborations. More about our Community Partners.

This project is supported by grant number P01HS021138 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.