ACCORDS D&I Science and CCTSI Dissemination Service

Consultations are available for ACCORDS-affiliated faculty and staff such as School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital, and CCTSI-affiliated faculty, trainees and staff. Consultations are individual or group meetings with a D&I team member to discuss D&I methods and their application to a study. Consultations may include general discussions, education or other assistance.​

We partner with the D&I Research Core led by Dr. Bethany Kwan in the Colorado Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CCTSI) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

If you know the D&I team member you wish to contact, please still complete the consultation request form. Content area, D&I issue or questions and expertise of one of the above is the clearly best fit. If you are unclear or your request cuts across multiple D&I areas, please contact Dr. Jodi Holtrop, who will be is the primary consultation contact person and she will triage consultation requests to the most appropriate D&I team member.​

We ask that you please complete the consultation request form below. This form takes less than 5 minutes to complete and is confidential. Your completed form will go to Dr. Jodi Holtrop, who will contact you within 1 week of submission to coordinate a consultation meeting.

Your consultation experience will be more efficient and productive if you think about and come prepared to share the following with the D&I team member:

  • Specific question(s) and requests
  • How D&I fits into your overall research proposal or work
  • Extent to which your program or question is ‘ready for dissemination'
  • How you anticipate evaluating D&I issues

Consultations are one to two meetings with a D&I team member to receive advice, feedback, references, provision of and connection with D&I resources, and linkage to other SOM or content expertise if relevant. Collaboration on grant proposals as a co-investigator may result from a small number of selected projects, based on the time, content area and resources of the D&I member. We do not have the time, resources or staff to be a key part of many proposals or projects requiring ongoing substantial involvement. Some K awards mentorship may be possible.

D&I Science Graduate Certificate Program


We individualize our training to address key D&I competencies and meet each trainee’s unique program goals through three key strategies:

  1. Maintaining small class sizes
  2. Using primarily synchronous online classes where faculty and students engage in rich dialogue together
  3. Recruiting students with diverse professional and cultural backgrounds and a variety of research experiences and goals. 


Economic, Community Engagement, Clinical, and More

iPRISM and REAIM Guidebook for Planning, Implementation, and Sustainment

This guide provides direction and all the associated resources, measures, and materials in one place to successfully use Iterative PRISM and RE-AIM in an iterative manner to provide real time feedback on issues and progress in a given study, program, intervention, or project during all or a select set of phase of planning, implementation, or sustainment. Throughout this guide, we discuss possible ways in which Iterative PRISM and/or RE-AIM can be operationalized depending on the project. This method can be used to satisfy many needs throughout the phases of a project.

Below is a draft version. The final version will be uploaded soon. Note: this draft file name is "iPRISM and REAIM Guidebook_WIP"

Implementation Science Costing Guidebook for Non-Economists

Here you will find a number of downloadable resources that we developed for our Costing Guidebook for Implementation Scientists. These resources are free to use, and they are intended for Implementation Scientists who are attempting to conduct a cost assessment on their own projects. None of these resources are finished products, and it is highly recommended that you update them according to your specific project and context, keeping in mind the principles of cost assessments described in our Guidebook.

Ensuring research priorities, conduct, and dissemination align with stakeholder needs and perspectives is important to novice and experienced users of stakeholder engagement strategies, but this can be a challenge with so many engagement strategies to choose from., is an Interactive Webtool and Education Hub to help you find the best strategy for your research based on five elements: purpose, budget, number of interactions, time, and staffing/expertise.


Discover what RE-AIM is, use the interactive planning tool, get grant writing guidance, see the most recent presentations RE-AIM, and more on the RE-AIM website.


Tips for Getting Your D&I Grant Funded

Checklists, Tools, Self-ratings, and Guides for Successful Proposals in Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Research

Resources developed by Enola Proctor, Ross Brownson, Byron Powell, Ana Baumann, Ashley Hamilton and Ryan Santens / Adapted into website form by Amy Huebschmann, Chase Cameron, Demetria McNeal, and Russell Glasgow

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10 Key Ingredients for D&I Research Proposals

This helpful animation was developed in collaboration with colleagues from ACCORDS & CCTSI and adapted from materials presented by experts at Washington University, STL.

DIpreview was designed to help researchers and practitioners to select the D&I Model that best fits their research question or practice problem, adapt the model to the study or practice context, fully integrate the model into the research or practice process, and find existing measurement instruments for the model constructs. The term ‘Models’ is used to refer to both theories and frameworks that enhance the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based interventions more likely.

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Fillable & Expanded CONSORT Figure PDF

The Expanded CONSORT expands on the Basic CONSORT flow diagram for clinical trials to summarize external validity and contextual factors more concisely and transparently. It adds data about participation and representativeness at the levels of settings and staff, and about intervention sustainability after project support ends. This figure provides a method to address the representativeness, generalizability and sustainability of outcomes research more efficiently.

Beginner Resources

D&I Trainings, Courses, Conferences, Funding, and More

Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health

AcademyHealth and the National Institutes of Health convene a meeting in December of each year to bring together the D&I Science community. The theme for the 2023 conference is: Raising Expectations for D&I Science: Challenges and Opportunities. The conference includes plenaries, oral and poster presentations, and interactive pre-conference workshops.

  • Abstract submissions are due in mid-July (July 18th in 2023).
  • Proceedings, Information and resources from past conferences are available to view.
  • You can sign up to receive updates about the Annual Conference and other AcademyHealth events.
  • A select number of travel awards are available for low- and middle-income country participants whose abstracts are accepted.

US Veterans Administration Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI)

The US Veterans Administration’s QUERI Program has made many tools available on their website and offers a range of training opportunities.

  • The Implementation Science resource training matrix includes a summary of the self-guided, facilitated, and mentored training tools and resources.
  • QUERI Learning Hubs focus on different aspects of Implementation Science. For example, the learning hub on Implementation Facilitation offers a structured program on Implementation Facilitation which includes preparatory work, 16-hours of face-to-face or virtual training, an implementation facilitation training manual, post-training mentoring and consults, access to a learning collaborative, and CE credits.
  • Other QUERI Learning Hub topics include: Adaptation; Designing for Dissemination and Implementation; Leadership and Organizational Change; and Rapid Qualitative Methods for Implementation Practice among others.

NCI’s Implementation Science Program within the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences

The Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences of the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health is an excellent resource for funding opportunities, sample grant applications, training, and other D&I resources.

The Center for Implementation

The Center for Implementation directed by Dr. Julia Moore and based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is an institute that offers professional development training, implementation support and collaboration on implementation projects.

  • The Inspiring Change 2.0 Mini course is a self-paced, free virtual training that provides an introduction to Implementation Science concepts.
  • The Center for Implementation offers a number of other workshop topics including: sustainability and planning for spread and scale, complexity and systems thinking, adaptations, and readiness and context.
  • They also provide tailored implementation support and partner on grants and projects, based on the needs of your organization.
  • Their newsletter is a great way to learn about trainings and opportunities.

Suggested Readings

What We are Currently Reading

Huebschmann, A. G., Johnston, S., Davis, R., Kwan, B. M., Geng, E., Haire-Joshu, D., Sandler, B., McNeal, D. M., Brownson, R. C., & Rabin, B. A. (2022). Promoting rigor and sustainment in implementation science capacity building programs: A multi-method study. Implementation Research and Practice, 3.

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Olson, M.B., McCreedy, E.M., Baier, R.R. et al. Measuring implementation fidelity in a cluster-randomized pragmatic trial: development and use of a quantitative multi-component approach. Trials 23, 43 (2022).

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Glasgow, R. E., Battaglia, C., McCreight, M., Ayele, R., Maw, A. M., Fort, M. P., Holtrop, J. S., Gomes, R. N., & Rabin, B. A. (2022). Use of the reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance (RE-AIM) framework to guide iterative adaptations: Applications, lessons learned, and future directions. Frontiers in Health Services.

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Glasgow, R. E., Battaglia, C., McCreight, M., Ayele, R. A., & Rabin, B. A. (2020). Making Implementation Science More Rapid: Use of the RE-AIM Framework for Mid-Course Adaptations Across Five Health Services Research Projects in the Veterans Health Administration. Frontiers in Public Health, 8.

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Rabin, B. A., Cakici, J., Golden, C. A., Estabrooks, P. A., Glasgow, R. E., & Gaglio, B.. (2022). A citation analysis and scoping systematic review of the operationalization of the Practical, Robust Implementation and Sustainability Model (PRISM). Implementation Science, 17(1).

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Presentations & Recordings

Select PowerPoint Presentations & Recordings

Pragmatic Models, Methods, and Evolution in Implementation Science: The Example of PRISM and RE-AIM

Presenter: Russ Glasgow, September 2023

Key content: This presentation tells the story of RE-AIM to PRISM to current applications. 

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The iPRISM Webtool: An Interactive, Visual Webtool to Guide the Pragmatic and Iterative Use of PRISM

Presenter: Katy Trinkley, March, 2023

Key content: Description of the iPRISM webtool, how it guides individuals and teams to assess and align programs with the multilevel context and prioritize strategies to optimize equitable impact on outcomes. 

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Beyond the Report or Manuscript: How to Disseminate Your Work to New Audiences Presenter: Heather Gilmartin, September, 2023

Presenter: Heather Gilmartin, September, 2023 

Key content: This talk discusses why you should actively disseminate your work, dissemination theories and frameworks, and tips and best practices.

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Measuring the Impact of the Colorado Implementation Science Centers for Cancer Control and Prevention (COISC3) with the Translational Science Benefits Model

Presenter: Amy Huebschmann, June, 2023

Key content: This presentation shares the impact of work conducted within the COISC3 using the Translational Science Benefits Model.

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The Importance of Context in the Implementation and Pragmatic Evaluation of Complex Health Interventions

Presenter: Anna Maw, April, 2023

Key content: Covers an overview of complex interventions, context in implementation science, pragmatic research, and presents an applied example using iterative RE-AIM to enhance hospitalist adoption of lung ultrasound in COVID-19 patient management.

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ACCORDS D&I Program Meeting Recordings


September 2023

Topic 1: “Rapid-cycle systems modeling to support evidence-informed decision-making during system-wide implementation” by Jenny Maybee  

Topic 2: “Discussion of Shared Decision-Making Proposal for the Anschutz Acceleration Initiative” by Dan Matlock 




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