The History and Evolution of Dissemination & Implementation Science

James W. Dearing, Michigan State University

This presentation will describe how early work in the diffusion of innovations influenced contemporary work in dissemination and implementation science.  A focus of this discussion will concern organizational research issues.

Profile of Jim Dearing

Jim Dearing (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is Brandt Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at Michigan State University.  Dearing studies the diffusion of innovations, including the adoption and implementation of new evidence-based practices, programs, technologies and policies.  His research and teaching spans dissemination science, implementation science, program sustainability, and the psychological and sociological basis of the diffusion process.  He works with research and practice improvement teams in environmental remediation, nursing care, water conservation, injury and fatality prevention, public health, and healthcare.  He has been principal investigator for research grants from federal agencies including NSF, EPA, NCI, AHQR, and private foundations including The Wallace Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Currently he is PI for a study concerning innovations that promise both public health and climate change mitigation outcomes, and co-PI for a study about the implementation of Project ECHO which uses telecommunication to link medical specialists with primary care providers, both projects funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Readings to Consider:

https://ihpme.utoronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Dearing-Cox-2018.pdf – [PDF]

https://ihpme.utoronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Dearing-Kee-Peng-2018.pdf – [PDF]

https://ihpme.utoronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Stirman-Dearing-2018_r.pdf – [PDF]

 

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Dissemination & Implementation Science: Explained & Emerging

The Series will feature leading scholars in the areas of dissemination and implementation science, who will engage seminar participants in discussions around a variety of topics including: differentiating dissemination and implementation science and situating them within the broader KT domain; what is knowledge and approaches to its generation; the history and evolution of dissemination and implementation science; dominant and promising theory and frameworks for DIS; research approaches, methods and methodological challenges in implementation science; de-implementation and other thorny implementation issues; network perspectives on D&I; sustainability research; and contemporary research on scale up & scale out.


Special Seminar: Health Policy and Impact: Gaps, Threats and Opportunities

Dr. Alexandra T. Greenhill, CEO and Chief Medical Officer, Careteam Technologies

Please join us for a special guest lecture with Dr. Alexandra Greenhill, one of Canada’s leading physicians in digital health innovation. Spots are limited and refreshments will be provided.

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Profile of Alexandra GreenhillDr. Alexandra Greenhill is currently the co-founder, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Careteam Technologies, an AI-enabled digital health platform with the mission to solve the fragmentation of health care and enable optimal health.

After having implemented health innovation at scale and practiced medicine in Quebec, Ontario and BC, she now leads and advises Canada’s most innovative technology companies. She is the only Canadian to have received the Cartier’s Women Initiative Award, supported by INSEAD and McKinsey and to serve mentor for the Obama Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley. Littlecodr, the game she invented to teach her kids the principles of coding, is now available in 32 countries and top 5 game on the Amazon STEM games list.

Dr. Greenhill has received many recognitions, including Startup Canada’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the CMA Joule Award, YWCA Woman of Distinction – Entrepreneurship, WXN’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada, BIV Top 40 under 40 and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal of Service.


Implementation Research: Why and how it matters to global health?

Eric Di Ruggiero, Dalla Lana School of Public Health & Halla Thorsteinsdóttir, Dalla Lana School of Public Health

The presentation will discuss the field of implementation research, how it has emerged in the context of global health; review key concepts (e.g. context, equity and scale) related to implementation research; and, highlight a few global health relevant examples from research and an evaluation of a research funding program.

Profile of Erica Di RuggieroErica Di Ruggiero is Associate Professor, Social and Behavioural Health Sciences Division, Director of the Office of Global Public Health Education and Training and Director, Collaborative Specialization in Global Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Her research focuses on the study of population health interventions (policies and programs), their implementation and health and health equity impacts, and on how different types of evidence shape global policy agendas in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

 

Profile of HallaHalla Thorsteinsdóttir is an Adjunct Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Director of Small Globe Inc. She has analysed widely health innovation in low-and-middle income countries.

 

 

 

 

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Dissemination & Implementation Science: Explained & Emerging

The Series will feature leading scholars in the areas of dissemination and implementation science, who will engage seminar participants in discussions around a variety of topics including: differentiating dissemination and implementation science and situating them within the broader KT domain; what is knowledge and approaches to its generation; the history and evolution of dissemination and implementation science; dominant and promising theory and frameworks for DIS; research approaches, methods and methodological challenges in implementation science; de-implementation and other thorny implementation issues; network perspectives on D&I; sustainability research; and contemporary research on scale up & scale out.


North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

As part of the North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO) Lecture Series we welcome Sir Chris Ham on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM in HS 106 (Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, Toronto). This event is free of charge and open to anyone. Forward it to a friend who might be interested.

Co-hosted by the Centre for Sustainable Health Systems

Improving Population Health: What is the Role of Health Systems?

The hanging burden of disease requires health system to focus on promoting population health alongside their established role in treating illness. All parts of the health system must contribute by using resources more effectively and by recognizing the role of health systems as anchor institutions in their communities. Health systems also have a contribution to make in building partnerships for improving health with local governments, people and communities. This lecture will illustrate how this is being done in some jurisdictions and set out the challenges facing health system leaders in ‘turning around the oil tanker’.

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SIR CHRIS HAM

Profile of Sir Chris Ham

Sir Chris Ham is an experienced leader and has served on the boards of a number of organisations in both executive and non-executive roles. His career has encompassed the charitable sector, central government and universities. He has extensive networks among national and local NHS organisations and in local government and the third sector.

He is currently independent chair of the Coventry and Warwickshire STP, non-executive director of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, co-chair of the NHS Assembly, visiting senior fellow at The King’s Fund, and independent adviser to Carnall Farrar. His portfolio includes advising NHS organisations and their partners, speaking at conferences and seminars, and writing about health policy and management in the UK and other systems.

 


 

North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO)

The North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO) is a collaborative partnership of interested researchers, health organizations, and governments promoting evidence-informed health system policy decision-making. Due to the high degree of health system decentralization in the United States and Canada, the NAO is committed to focusing attention on comparing health systems and policies at the provincial and state level in federations.

The Centre for Sustainable Health Systems

The Centre for Sustainable Health Systems is an academic unit that leverages evidence to support environmentally sustainable practices and policies across the health sector. The Centre is housed within the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto