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NEW collection published in Implementation Science Communications: Economic Evaluation in Implementation Science

The collection is designed to bridge the fields of implementation science, health services research, and health economics to improve comparisons across implementation studies for informed decision-making. Given that costs are often a perceived barrier to implementing new evidence-based interventions, greater understanding of costs and economic evaluation more generally may help optimize uptake of evidence-based implementation strategies and interventions. Editors: Heather Gold, Gila Neta, and Todd Wagner

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Improving Lives by Uniting Audiology and Implementation Science


We are proud to feature a new article authored by Dr. Christina R. Studts, an ACCORDS D&I scientist, that shows how implementation science can be used in the field of audiology to increase the public health impact of evidence-based audiological practices and interventions. Audiology, like other health disciplines, has a large gap between when research discoveries are made and when (or if) they are adopted in usual practice. Dr. Studts highlights recent publications in audiology to show how the use of implementation science principles and approaches can close the research-to-practice gap and promote equitable, broad delivery of evidence-based interventions to ensure high-quality hearing care and improve function and quality of life for audiology patients. Learn more and see examples in the full article below. 


Click here to go to Dr. Studts Article on Audiology and Implementation Science



Use of PRISM-RE-AIM Framework to Address Health Equity



Presentation Objectives:

  • Discuss rationale for and review basics of RE-AIM for planning, implementation, evaluation and sustainment
  • Summarize the evolution of RE-AIM to PRISM; and to produce population impact and address context
  • Describe and illustrate and how to use PRISM to address Health Equity

Presented: Society for Prevention Research, May 2022

Presenter: Russ Glasgow, PhD


Rural Cancer Advisory Board: An Opportunity for Cancer Researchers to Engage Rural Patient Advisors for Input

The Rural Cancer Advisory Board is currently comprised of 9 women from all over the state. While not experts in healthcare, they are experts in rural living with a variety of backgrounds such as ranchers, teachers, and regional health connectors. The primary purpose of the group is to provide insight, feedback, and recommendations to cancer researchers from a rural patient and caregiver perspective. Our research advisors are volunteers. They have varying levels of experience with cancer; some personally, some as family caregivers, and some as community support.

The group meets every other month in a virtual format. Please contact Adreanne Brungardt for more information, including if you would like to present your research study for input from these patient advisors –  Adreanne.brungardt@cuanschutz.edu

Targeting Rural Health Disparities in Lung Cancer Screening by Co-Creating a Decision Aid

Presentation by Dr. Huebschmann on ways the Colorado Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control and Prevention (Colorado ISC3) is leveraging D&I methods to address health equity.

View slide deck HERE

Iterative RE-AIM Framework Video

Individual (RE) and Multi-level Setting (AIM) factors- community, organization, and staff

Please take a moment to view Iterative RE-AIM Framework to Inform Adaptations, a fun brief informational video from Cathy Battaglia and friends on Iterative RE-AIM. Iterative RE-AIM is a transitional research based approach from research to practice, policy, and real world applications. This video details how to carry out an Iterative RE-AIM assessment with your team.

New Resource:

Costing Annotated Bibliography of Economic Analysis Resources Relevant for Implementation Science

This tool was created by UC San Diego DISC and the ACCORDS D&I Program to compile resources, tools, and studies about cost/cost-effectiveness research in implementation science

Recommended reads

Krieger, N. (2020). Measures of racism, sexism, heterosexism, and gender binarism for health equity research: From structural injustice to embodied harm—An ecosocial analysis. Annual Review of Public Health, 41, 37-62. Read the Article

  1. Neta, G., Clyne, M., & Chambers, D. A. (2020). Dissemination and Implementation Research at the National Cancer Institute: A Review of Funded Studies (2006-2019) and Opportunities to Advance the Field. Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Biomarkers. Read the Article
  2. Neta, G. (2020). Ensuring the Value of Cancer Research: Opportunities in Implementation Science. Trends in Cancer. Read the Article
  3. Jalali, M. S., Rahmandad, H., Bullock, S. L., Lee-Kwan, S. H., Gittelsohn, J., & Ammerman, A. (2019). Dynamics of intervention adoption, implementation, and maintenance inside organizations: The case of an obesity prevention initiative. Social Science & Medicine, 224, 67-76. Read the Article
  4. Flottorp, S., Oxman, A., Krause, J., Musila, N., Wensing, M., Godycki-Cwirko, M., . . . Eccles, M. (2013). A checklist for identifying determinants of practice: A systematic review and synthesis of frameworks and taxonomies of factors that prevent or enable improvements in healthcare professional practice. 8(1), 35. Read the Article
  5. Crable, E., Biancarelli, D., Walkey, A., Allen, C., Proctor, E., & Drainoni, M. (2018). Standardizing an approach to the evaluation of implementation science proposals. Implementation Science : IS, 13(1), 71. Read the Article
  6. Chambers, D. A. (2020). Considering the intersection between implementation science and COVID-19. Implementation Research and Practice. doi.org/10.1177/0020764020925994 Read the Article
  7. Kislov, R., Pope, C., Martin, G., & Wilson, P. (2019). Harnessing the power of theorising in implementation science.  IS, 14(1), 1-8. Read the Article​​
  8. Vinson, C., Clyne, M., Cardoza, N., & Emmons, K. (2019). Building capacity: A cross-sectional evaluation of the US Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health. Implementati​on Science : IS, 14(1), 97.  Read the Article​​
  9. Kemp, C., Wagenaar, B. , & Haroz, E. (2019). Expanding Hybrid Studies for Implementation Research: Intervention, Implementation Strategy, and Context. Frontiers in Public Health, 7, 325. Read the Article​​

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 approachTrials 23, 43 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-022-06002-8

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