This section provides information, resources, and interactive tools to assist investigators conducting dissemination and implementation (D&I) research to prevent disease and improve health. D&I research seeks to promote and rigorously evaluate strategies for integrating evidence-based approaches into clinical and diverse community settings via public health practice, health care delivery, and health care policy. The intent of this research is to:
Investigate and address social, behavioral, economic, and organizational factors and policies that impede effective dissemination and implementation of evidence-based clinical, public health, and organizational findings.
Test new approaches to improve health programming.
Determine causal relationships between the strategies to implement interventions and the impacts of their use.
D&I research is also characterized by a focus on variations in dissemination and implementation processes (e.g., how evidence/interventions are integrated) and how the context (e.g., setting, population, and economic drivers) leads to heterogeneity of results.
Research Highlight on D&I
The Research Highlight on D&I provides examples of D&I research activities and programs across the NIH, describes recent scientific advances and resources developed by the NIH and its federal partners, and includes links to D&I training and other online resources.
To facilitate the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based interventions, the ODP has identified several databases and other resources that provide information on evidence-based disease prevention programs and practices with the potential to affect public health. This list of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices is intended for a range of audiences, including prevention researchers, community planners and implementers, health care and public health professionals, policymakers, and the general public.
D&I Frameworks, Theories, and Models
D&I Frameworks, Theories, and Models provide a systematic method for understanding, operationalizing, and evaluating the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based interventions. This section provides resources to help investigators better understand how D&I models can address research questions or practice problems.
Prevention-Related Funding Opportunity Announcements in D&I Research
The D&I Research Articles offer a selection of recent, peer-reviewed papers on prevention D&I research. The resource is intended to inform researchers and others who may be interested in recent publications in this area.