Fogarty grantees implement a maternal health research program in partnership with their Nigerian counterparts
Implementation science is the study of methods to promote the integration of research findings and evidence into healthcare policy and practice. It seeks to understand the behavior of healthcare professionals and other stakeholders as a key variable in the sustainable uptake, adoption, and implementation of evidence-based interventions.
As a newly emerging field, the definition of implementation science and the type of research it encompasses may vary according setting and sponsor. However, the intent of implementation science and related research is to investigate and address major bottlenecks (e.g. social, behavioral, economic, management) that impede effective implementation, test new approaches to improve health programming, as well as determine a causal relationship between the intervention and its impact.
At the National Institutes of Health, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) aims to transform the translational science process so that new treatments and cures for disease can be delivered to patients faster.
TDR report Implementation research for the control of infectious diseases of poverty; Strengthening the evidence base for the access and delivery of new and improved tools, strategies and interventions, released October 17, 2011
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