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Translation, Dissemination & Implementation

Evidence around translation, dissemination and implementation helps the field of health services research move its findings more effectively into policy and practice. This section offers evidence and programs that help research producers better understand the needs of research users, helps place research in context, and test new and innovative approaches to moving knowledge into action.

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How Open Science Practices May Increase the Quality, Timeliness, and Impact of Health Services Research

Health services researchers and others with expertise in open science issues suggest several next steps for the field including developing a common open science terminology, creating an open science interest group, designing open science trainings, and leveraging federal law to increase access to data.
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Shortening the Evidence to Policy Pipeline at the Veterans Administration: Honoring Dr. Tom Edes

Members of the AcademyHealth Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Interest Group honor Thomas Edes, M.D. with the Roger C. Lipitz Leadership Award, noting his contributions to the field and work addressing aging and disability care needs within the Veterans Administration.
Blog Post       Which Came First? New Research Examines Relationship between Food Insecurity and Health Care Spending

Which Came First? New Research Examines Relationship between Food Insecurity and Health Care Spending

Food insecurity and higher than average health expenditures are related, but how and to what degree matters when considering policy interventions. This ‘plain language summary’ reviews recent research published in AcademyHealth’s official journal HSR that finds the relationship is both bidirectional and unequal.
Posted Sep 23, 2021 By Kristin Rosengren
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Reimagining Academic Incentives and Rewards in Health Services Research

This brief summarizes key points from a May 2021 meeting convened by AcademyHealth as part of the Paradigm Project to explore redesigning academic incentives to prioritize the social impact of health services research. The meeting underscored the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion -- among other factors -- in incentivizing research that has impact.
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Blog Post       Implementation Science: Incorporating Participatory System Dynamics to Identify and Address Barriers to Change

Implementation Science: Incorporating Participatory System Dynamics to Identify and Address Barriers to Change

In order for health interventions to be effective, stakeholders must understand the deeply rooted systemic problems responsible for bottlenecks and miscommunications. The final blog in our series on implementation science examines how the study of participatory system dynamics can give implementation teams more insight into the root causes of health system pain points.
Posted Aug 9, 2021 By Jennifer Bresnick
Blog Post       Implementation Science: Leveraging User-Centered Design to Improve Experiences with Health Interventions

Implementation Science: Leveraging User-Centered Design to Improve Experiences with Health Interventions

User-centered design helps make health interventions more engaging and effective for both patient participants and health care staff. How can implementation teams leverage user-centered design to achieve better outcomes?
Posted Aug 4, 2021 By Jennifer Bresnick
Blog Post       Implementation Science: Taking a Comprehensive Approach to the Economic Evaluation of Health Interventions

Implementation Science: Taking a Comprehensive Approach to the Economic Evaluation of Health Interventions

Understanding the economic impact of health interventions is critical for developing effective programs that can be replicated in different settings. At the 13th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health, experts shared their top tips about evaluating the economics of a new or existing initiative.
Posted Jul 28, 2021 By Jennifer Bresnick
Blog Post       Preprints Make Research More Accessible, But Use Among Health Services Researchers is Low

Preprints Make Research More Accessible, But Use Among Health Services Researchers is Low

Until recently, there were no preprint servers for medical and health sciences. In this post, Harlan Krumholz and Joseph Ross, co-founders of medRxiv, describe the benefits of preprints and highlight features of their preprint server for health sciences launched in June 2019.