HMC Research Translation: Speculations about Making It Real and Going to Scale
Author: Glasgow, Russell E.
Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 34, Number 6, November 2010 , pp. 833-840(8)
Publisher: PNG Publications
Abstract:Objectives : To discuss cross-cutting issues that emerge from this special issue on health behavior maintenance and to present recommendations from an implementation and dissemination perspective.
Methods : Reviews collective implementation strengths and limitations of the HMC articles and provides recommendations for dissemination.
Results : Strategies for dissemination include actions-related study planning, analysis, promotion, and distribution of research results. Alternatives, which should be tailored to setting, intervention, and patient factors, include analyses of generalization, use of narratives, networks, and innovative partnerships.
Conclusions : Dissemination strategies can be used to enhance the chances that results will be translated into policy and practice.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Co-Director, Center for Health Dissemination and Implementation Research, Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, CO.
Publication date: November 1, 2010
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