Guides & Tools

Activity Based Costing pilot project

By engaging rural primary care clinic partners, we developed and tested a cost collection template that captures time increments for work done around our shared decision-making work in lung cancer screening and smoking cessation. A future guidebook will replace this costing template to aid in the entire process. This is to be used as a place to start and modified based on the project and the context. The process map (example for lung cancer screening linked here) was created first with implementers to establish which activities needed to be included in the template. Please check back for the entire guidebook.

Activity Based Costing Template

Sample Flow Diagram (Lung Cancer Screening)

Shared Decision-Making for Lung Cancer Screening and Smoking Cessation Tool

In partnership with the Colorado Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control, we have developed, implemented and evaluated a pragmatic intervention aligned with the CMS coverage criteria (SDM and smoking cessation strategies) in four rural primary care clinics to improve the value of LCS

Click HERE for the SDM for LCS tool

Click HERE for the e-learning module (directions below)

To access the Microcertification training to deliver lung cancer screening in primary care and obtain free Continuing Medical Education credit:

1. Click on the “Register” link and a pop-up box will appear; enter your email address and set up your password.
2. Your registration code is: lunghealth (note: this is not case sensitive)
3. You will then be redirected to “My Account” page where you can access the eLearning modules related to lung cancer screening and shared decision making.

Costing Annotated Bibliography of Key Economic Analysis Resources Especially Relevant for Implementation Science

Resource Developed by the UC San Diego DISC and the ACCORDS D&I Program (with help from the COISC3).

Review the Resource

RE-AIM Dimensions Checklist

This checklist can be used to identify the number of RE-AIM dimensions a study includes. This may be useful for designing one’s study and reviewing the literature.

Click HERE for the Checklist​


Beidas, R. S., Stewart, R. E., Walsh, L., Lucas, S., Downey, M. M., Jackson, K., ... & Mandell, D. S. (2015). Free, brief, and validated: Standardized instruments for low-resource mental health settings. Cognitive and behavioral practice, 22(1), 5-19. Read the Article




​NIH Office of Disease Prevention Strategic Plan FY 19-23 

National Institute of Health/The Office of Disease Prevention. (2018). The Office of Disease Prevention Strategic Plan FY 2019-2023. Washington, DC.

Read the Report​

​RTIPS Guidelines for Adaptation - NCI

​Guidelines for Choosing and Adapting Programs

With the permission of the developer, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) makes this RTIPs program and its products available for your use. As with all RTIPs programs, it has been reviews and found to have sufficient information on relevance and effectiveness for you to make an informed choice about its use in your setting. It is important to understand that this program's effectiveness was evaluated within a research study, which is highly controlled situation. it is expected that you may need to adapt the program for your own audience and setting. The fact sheet tells you how to do this. 

Click HERE for the Fact Sheet​​​

Patient & System Value (Cost & Economic Evaluation) Resource Hub

​Costing and Data Collection

Data Science to Patient Value (D2V) Patient & System Value Core (PSV) partners with researchers and clinicians to improve value-driven healthcare.  The PSV Core has gathered tools for measuring and understanding the cost of delivering care in order to improve value in healthcare.  This resource hub provides some of the tools available to support value-driven health care.

Visit the Resource Hub HERE​

Rating & Scoring

​​Rating forms to use for systematic review articles with a goal to promote intervention dissemination and implementation:

Rating both pragmatism and effectiveness to identify evidence-based interventions with strong dissemination potential

Weblink materials developed and supported by the Dissemination and Implementation Science (D&I) team at the University of Colorado Adult and Child Consortium for Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS)

Welcome to this list of resources for authors of systematic reviews.  If the systematic review that you will author is meant to identify interventions for translation into real-world systems, then the resources on this website may be of great assistance to you.  This website includes resources for rating both the pragmatism and effectiveness of interventions, in order to identify evidence-based interventions with strong dissemination potential.

Scoring guides:

1. The first scoring guide was utilized for a systematic review of eHealth interventions for cancer prevention, and includes measures of pragmatism from the PRECIS framework and other factors related to external validity from the Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, Maintenance (RE-AIM) framework, as published by Sanchez MA, Rabin BA, Gaglio B, Henton M, Elzarrad MK, Purcell P, et al. A systematic review of eHealth cancer prevention and control interventions: new technology, same methods and designs? Transl Behav Med. 2013;3(4):392-401.

Click Here for the Scoring Guide​

Click Here to Read the Article

2. The second scoring guide was adapted from the first guide, but used PRECIS-2 framework assessments instead of PRECIS assessments, as the PRECIS-2 had been developed in the intervening time period.  This review was also published: Luoma KA, Leavitt IM, Marrs JC, Nederveld AL, Regensteiner JG, Dunn AL, et al. How can clinical practices pragmatically increase physical activity for patients with type 2 diabetes? A systematic review. Transl Behav Med. 2017: doi:10.1007/s13142-017-0502-4. [epub ahead of print].

Click Here for the Scoring Guide

​Click Here to Read the Article

We share these resources as open-access, for others who would like to assess pragmatism and effectiveness in systematic reviews.  Individuals should attribute these citations if they are adapting these measures of pragmatism to the content of their systematic review.  Scientists with questions about how to adapt these guides for their population may contact Dr. Amy Huebschmann of the ACCORDS D&I team at​

​​Local Conference Workbooks

D&I Ideas funded

Getting D&I Ideas Funded Workbook 

Download the Participant Guide and Workbook​

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Designing for Dissemination Workshop Workbook

Bridging the Science and Practice of Designing for Dissemination: Going from Unicorns to Workhorses


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