Bridging research and practice: models for dissemination and implementation research

Tabak, R. G., Khoong, E. C., Chambers, D. A., & Brownson, R. C. (2012). Bridging Research and Practice: Models for Dissemination and Implementation Research. American journal of preventive medicine, 43(3), 337–350. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2012.05.024

Theories and frameworks enhance dissemination and implementation research by making the spread of evidence-based interventions more likely. This work organizes and synthesizes these models by: (1) developing an inventory of models used in D&I research; (2) synthesizing this information; and (3) providing guidance on how to select a model to inform study design and execution.