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Implementation Science News
The latest research, news, resources and opportunities from the field of implementation science.
DECEmber 2016
It's December...
...and that means it's time for the annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination & Implementation.

We hope that everyone who attends this year's conference has a wonderful time learning and networking in Washington, DC!

We've added a few 'Behind the Scenes’ posts to our site to give a glimpse into our editorial processes. We'll continue to post abstracts, opportunities and announcements to the site and feature timely announcements in the monthly newsletter.

This month we have highlights from our site, including: a featured article with commentary, announcements, a resource of the month, a call for papers, conferences, fellowships, funding opportunities, jobs, training opportunities, webinars and abstracts. (Scroll down for additional newsletter sections.)

Take a spin about the site, explore the newsletter, and please send any feedback, comments or announcements to cis@consortiumforis.org.
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Featured Article
Commentary On “Structuring Process Evaluation To Forecast Use and Sustainability of an Intervention: Theory and Data from the Efficacy Trial for Lunch is in the Bag”

Roberts-Gray C, Sweitzer SJ, Ranjit N, et al. Structuring Process Evaluation to Forecast Use and Sustainability of an Intervention: Theory and Data From the Efficacy Trial for Lunch Is in the Bag. Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education. 2016.
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Announcements
Request for Examples: Ethical Issues in Dissemination and Implementation Research

PhD candidate Beth Prusaczyk and Dr. James DuBois (Washington University in St. Louis) are writing a textbook chapter related to ethical issues in dissemination and implementation research. They are requesting real-life examples of ethical challenges encountered while conducting D&I research and invite colleagues to share their experiences.
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Please contribute to this survey about health equity

Are you a researcher with experience in D&I research? Please contribute to this survey about health equity created by Maria Mora, MD, MS, a Preventive Medicine Resident at UW-Madison. The survey takes approximately 5 minutes (or less) to complete, and will gather information regarding your experience with health equity research. Survey responses will be used to inform the development of a health equity toolkit.

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Resource of the Month
The Community Guide Launches Revamped Website

The new site provides a dynamic, interactive, and individualized experience. It also includes a search engine with filters to make it easier to identify, select, and implement credible, evidence-based strategies to promote public health.
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Call for Papers
Invitation To Submit Abstracts For Special Issue Of Behavior Therapy On The Intersection Of Implementation Science And Behavioral Health

The special issue of Behavior Therapy will focus on research at the intersection of implementation science and behavioral health. Accepted empirical articles, literature reviews, and manuscripts will highlight innovative work implementing evidence-based practices for psychiatric disorders in a wide range of community settings.

Abstract submissions are due by December 31, 2016.
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Conferences
SQUIRE European Conference on Writing about Healthcare Improvement

March 7-8, 2017 - Leicester, UK

Registration is open! Join an interprofessional group of attendees from around the world for talks, panel discussions, manuscript sessions, and networking.
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2017 Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting

April 19-22, 2017 - Washington, DC

The meeting theme for SGIM 2017 is "Resilience & Grit: Pursuing Organizational Change & Preventing Burnout in GIM". This meeting is jointly sponsored by University of Alabama School of Medicine Division of Continuing Medical Education.

Early registration begins December 12, 2016 and goes through February 10, 2017.
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Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Annual Meeting - Archive recordings & materials are now available!

Archived webcasts from the annual meeting held November 17-19, 2016 including the plenary sessions, slides from various presentations, and blog posts from meeting presenters are now available online.
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3rd Biennial Australasian Implementation Conference - Archives are now available!

Presentations, programs, and webinar recordings from the conference held October 5-6, 2016 are now available online.
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Fellowships
Implementation Research Institute (IRI) Fellowship

The IRI is an interdisciplinary training program for PhD or MD investigators in mental health implementation science. Fellows attend two annual week-long trainings at Washington University in St. Louis.
 
Applications for the 2017 cohort will be accepted through January 20, 2017.
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2017 AcademyHealth Delivery System Science Fellowship

The Delivery System Science Fellowship provides a year-long learning opportunity for post-doctoral researchers to gain more experience in a delivery system setting. In 2017, AcademyHealth is offering placements at ten host sites.

Applications for 2017 are due January 6, 2017.
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Mentored Training in Dissemination & Implementation Research in Cancer (MT-DIRC)

The MT-DIRC program is an innovative D&I training program that combines a week-long summer institute each of a Fellow’s two years in the program with ongoing mentoring during the academic year.
 
Applications for the 2017 cohort are due January 9, 2017.
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Funding Opportunities
Implementation Science Research to Improve Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Health (U01 Research Project—Cooperative Agreements)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages investigators to submit research grant applications on the use of implementation science strategies aimed at reducing the time between establishment of the evidence base of interventions/policies/practices and widespread uptake and adoption for dental/oral/craniofacial health.

Letter of Intent due: January 21, 2017
Proposals due: February 21, 2017
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Limited PCORI Funding Announcement: Dissemination and Implementation of PCORI Funded Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Results and Products in Real World Settings

Cycle 1 Letter of Intent due February 14, 2017
Cycle 2 Letter of Intent due July 25, 2017
Cycle 3 Letter of Intent due October 31, 2017
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PCORI—Communication and Dissemination Research

Cycle 1 Letter of Intent due February 14, 2017
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Several AHRQ R18 opportunities are open with a standard due date of January 25, 2017:
Several NIH opportunities have due dates in February 2017:
 
Job Opportunities
D&I Program Officer — Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Department of Engagement

Under the direction of the Program Director for Dissemination and Implementation, the Program Officer (PO) will take an active role in developing and managing new PCORI initiatives and activities in the translation, dissemination, and implementation of PCORI research findings. The PO will contribute to the conceptualization and design of initiatives that will disseminate the results of PCORI studies to diverse audiences and promote the uptake of evidence. 
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Faculty Positions — Michigan State University

The Public Health Division at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine seeks to hire a broad range of 8 to 10 public health professionals to complement its current faculty conducting community-engaged public health research. The Division seeks researchers who are, or soon will be, R01-level principal investigators with a commitment to the health and well-being of underserved populations and communities.
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Senior Implementation Scientist RTI International

RTI International, a non-profit research institute headquartered in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina, has an immediate opening for a Senior Implementation Scientist within its Social, Health and Organizational Research and Evaluation Program. This individual will be tasked with applying implementation science methods to the design and execution of research and evaluation projects tasks encompassing public health, healthcare, and social welfare. Specific responsibilities and required qualifications are provided.
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Training Opportunities
Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences

The Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Science pairs scholars with resource consultants and provides a 3-day summer course on mixed methods research followed by ongoing mentoring.

Application due date: December 16, 2016
Program dates: June 26-28, 2017
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
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Knowledge Translation (KT) Basics Workshop

The Knowledge Translation (KT) Basics workshop is a 1.5 day workshop that focuses on the foundations of KT, including: key definitions and frameworks, how to assess and prioritize needs, consider levels of evidence, and define the practice change.

Application due date: January 9, 2017
Program dates: February 13-14, 2017
Location: Toronto, Canada
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UCSF Summer Institute: Research in Implementation Science for Equity (RISE)

The UCSF RISE program consists of a Summer Institute on both Implementation Science and Careers-In-Progress. Junior faculty and transitioning post-doctorates are encouraged to apply.

Application due date: March 1, 2017
Program dates: July 9-21, 2017
Location: San Francisco, California
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Webinars
The Use of Facilitation as an Implementation Strategy

This talk was part of the VA's Health Services Research and Development Cyberseminar Series. The presenter, JoAnn Kirchner, discussed implementation facilitation as an implementation strategy for implementation researchers, clinical managers, and policymakers.

The live event occurred December 1, 2016. Archived webinar, audio & transcript is available for those who missed the live webinar.
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Abstracts
Creating Healthier, More Equitable Communities by Improving Governance and Policy.

Dubowitz T, Orleans T, Nelson C, May LW, Sloan JC, Chandra A. Creating Healthier, More Equitable Communities By Improving Governance And Policy. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2016;35(11):1970-1975.
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Implementation of the Tobacco Tactics Intervention versus usual care in Trinity Health community hospitals.

Duffy SA, Ronis DL, Ewing LA, et al. Implementation of the Tobacco Tactics intervention versus usual care in Trinity Health community hospitals. Implementation science : IS. 2016;11(1):147.
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Structuring Process Evaluation to Forecast Use and Sustainability of an Intervention: Theory and Data From The Efficacy Trial for Lunch Is in the Bag.

Roberts-Gray C, Sweitzer SJ, Ranjit N, et al. Structuring Process Evaluation to Forecast Use and Sustainability of an Intervention: Theory and Data From the Efficacy Trial for Lunch Is in the Bag. Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education. 2016.
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Forging a link between mentoring and collaboration: a new training model for implementation science.

Luke DA, Baumann AA, Carothers BJ, Landsverk J, Proctor EK. Forging a link between mentoring and collaboration: a new training model for implementation science. Implementation Science. 2016;11(1):137.
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Psychometric properties of implementation measures for public health and community settings and mapping of constructs against the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research: a systematic review.

Clinton-McHarg T, Yoong SL, Tzelepis F, et al. Psychometric properties of implementation measures for public health and community settings and mapping of constructs against the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research: a systematic review. Implementation science : IS. 2016;11(1):148.
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