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Join experts from the US and around the world to learn more about strategies being used to facilitate the dissemination and translation of evidence-based recommendations into practice.

Discussion Briefs

Knowledge Dissemination & Outreach Education: Implementation Strategies

The continued advancement of health research has created a seemingly ever-growing delay between the publication of new clinical evidence and the integration of these findings into health systems. Researchers in the United States estimate it may take an average of 17 years before clinical findings are implemented into practice.1 In light of this, there is a strong focus on policy and research efforts aimed at reducing this “know-do” gap.

The National Institute of Health’s “Blue Highways,” highlights the importance of practice-based research methods in order to ease the transition from academic clinical settings to practice.1 In order to stop the widening gap, these methods must be applicable regardless of varying levels of accessibility.

As part of the US Communities Initiative, in conjunction with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), this panel discusses many strategies being used to close this gap and improve health care delivery for underserved populations.
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