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All pre-conference workshops listed below are available to main meeting registrants for an additional cost of $25. In order to sign up for a workshop, you must first register for the main meeting. All pre-conference workshops will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, December 11, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET. Room numbers will be announced closer to the conference date.

An Introduction to Policy-Focused Dissemination and Implementation Science

D&I approaches can promote the adoption of evidence-based policies and programs that advance health equity. During this workshop, participants will (1) gain an understanding of the historical context and goals of policy D&I research, (2) create meaningful US and global policy D&I research questions, (3) identify opportunities to optimize D&I frameworks to address policy-relevant factors, (4) discuss nonexperimental approaches to rigorously assess causal effects of policy D&I efforts, and (5) examine different approaches for building research partnerships with policymakers. Participants will receive feedback on how to apply policy D&I approaches to their research and practice during expert-facilitated breakout groups.

Demonstrating the Impact of D&I Science Using the Translational Science Benefits Model

Historically, researchers have focused on linking research to scientific outputs like publications and grants. But policymakers, the public, and institutional leadership care about the larger impact of research (e.g., lives saved, improved cost effectiveness). The Translational Science Benefits Model offers a new approach for evaluating and disseminating the impact of scientific activities on downstream benefits. This workshop will introduce the concept of impact and employ practical tools to begin integrating research impact into participants’ work. Participants will create their own Roadmap to Impact, compete an Impact Tracker, and draft an Impact Case Study.

Designing Pragmatic Implementation Trials: Considerations, Case Studies, and Resources

This workshop will help attendees better understand and design pragmatic implementation trials to test implementation strategies. The workshop will leverage a combination of lectures with active audience engagement, case studies, facilitated small breakout group work and report back, and large group discussions to understand key principles and design characteristics of pragmatic implementation trials. Resources, including tools, worksheets, websites, articles, and additional supportive materials, will be shared and incorporated into the small break group work. Approaches for engaging partners in designing pragmatic implementation trials will also be reviewed.

Selecting and Designing Effectiveness-Implementation Hybrid Studies

This workshop will guide up to 75 participants in selecting and designing a hybrid effectiveness-implementation study.  Eight expert facilitators will work with groups of six participants across two breakout sessions to 1) select a specific hybrid type (1, 2, or 3) and research design, and 2) complete a draft logic model for their study.  Brief orienting seminars will precede each breakout session.  The ideal participants will be researchers who have a study in mind that they believe will/should be a hybrid design, but they need help in deciding which hybrid type, research design, and measures to use.

Integrating Equity, Quality Improvement, and Implementation Science to Create and Implement the Right Interventions for Your Context

Implementation scientists recognize that interventions need to be adapted to fit local context and be well-implemented but struggle to jointly adapt interventions and implementation strategies to optimize adoption and sustainment. Quality Improvement (QI) methods help develop and test interventions in context, but do not include systematic approaches to implement them. Implementation Science (IS) approaches used in conjunction with QI can address this gap, but equity is often neglected or an afterthought in both fields. This interactive workshop presents the Model for Equity, Improvement, and Implementation that integrates the three disciplines. Participants will learn to apply the model using a case study and will explore its use in their own work.