Pragmatic Implementation Science Guides and Measures to Enhance the Impact of Your Research

May 7, 2024


Helene Chokron Garneau, PhD, MPH
Stanford School of Medicine

Bryan Garner, PhD
Ohio State University

Heather Gotham, PhD
Stanford School of Medicine

Beth McGinty, PhD
Weill Cornell Medical College

Terrinieka Powell, PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Implementation science focuses on how to get effective interventions into practice; however, there is a lack of feasible, pragmatic tools that intervention researchers or those curious about implementation science can use to increase the likelihood that effective treatments are spread and scaled up in healthcare. Workgroups composed of implementation science experts, addiction and pain management intervention developers, and health services researchers from the NIDA-funded Center for Dissemination and Implementation At Stanford (C-DIAS) and HEAL Data2Action Research Adoption Support Center (RASC) developed a set of pragmatic guides and measures to democratize implementation science concepts and frameworks. These guides and measures focus on five key components of implementation science and are designed to support researchers, and anyone seeking to evaluate or implement a health care innovation.