Future issues in dissemination and implementation research

Ross C. Brownson, Graham A. Colditz, Enola K. Proctor

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This chapter highlights just a sample of the many rich areas for dissemination and implementation research that will assist us in shortening the gap between discovery and practice, thus beginning to realize the benefits of research for patients, families, and communities. Greater emphasis on implementation in challenging settings, including lower and middle-income countries and underresourced communities in higher income countries will add to the lessons we must learn to fully reap the benefit of our advances in dissemination and implementation research methods. Moreover, collaboration and multidisciplinary approaches to dissemination and implementation research will help to make efforts more consistent and more effective moving forward. Thus, we will be better able to identify knowledge gaps that need to be addressed in future dissemination and implementation research, ultimately informing the practice and policies of clinical care and public health services.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDissemination and Implementation Research in Health
Subtitle of host publicationTranslating Science to Practice, Second Edition
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780190683214
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Future trends
  • Methods and measurement strategies and populations
  • Terminology and theory
  • Training and support


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