Implementation in Action Bulletin

We know that research evidence is not adequately being used in healthcare, public health, social services... The gap between research and practice is often referred to as the “leaky pipeline”; it takes about 17 years for research to be used on the frontlines and up to 85% of research dollars are being wasted in the process.

Implementation science examines how we can close this gap. 

Unfortunately there is a growing divide between implementation science and implementation practice

That’s because it’s hard to apply implementation science. Organizations are attempting to implement evidence-based practices, but struggling to achieve the expected outcomes. They are using evidence about “what works”, but not using evidence on “how to implement” (i.e., implementation science).

We need more examples of how implementation science is being applied in practice. The purpose of Implementation in Action is to shine a spotlight on these examples.

Bulletin Editions:

October 2018 - Selecting a Process Model + Quality Implementation Framework (QIF)

November 2018 - Active Implementation (NIRN)

December 2018 - Knowledge to Action (KTA) Model

January 2019 - Using a Theory of Change

February 2019 - Co-creation of Knowledge

March 2019 - Facilitation in Knowledge Mobilization

April 2019 - Scaling up Evidence-based Programs

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