Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health

Translating Science to Practice (Third Edition)

The ultimate guide to dissemination and implementation research for public health, medicine, and the social sciences

In the past twenty years, dissemination and implementation (D&I) research has sought to narrow the gap between the discovery of new knowledge and its application in public health, mental health, and health care settings. The challenges of moving research to practice and policy are universal, and future progress calls for collaborative partnerships and cross-country research. The fundamental tenet of D&I research-taking what we know about improving health and putting it into practice-must be the highest priority.

“Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health” is the definitive roadmap to effecting change in health and science from today’s leading D&I researchers. With insights from around the globe, these scholars collectively address key issues in the field including how to evaluate evidence based on effective interventions, how to design an appropriate study, and how to track a set of essential outcomes. Their work has been updated in this third edition with a strong focus on health equity and new chapters on de-implementation, scale-up and sustainment, and training and capacity building. This new edition also focuses on barriers to uptake of evidence-based interventions in the communities where people live their lives and from the social service agencies, hospitals, and clinics where they receive care.

Now in its third edition, “Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health” remains the quintessential guide to making research more consequential for researchers and practitioners in health and the social sciences.