Implementation and dissemination sciences bridge the gap between research and practice. Implementation science involves studying methods to promote uptake and integration of evidence-based practices, interventions, and policies. Dissemination science examines how evidence-based practices are adopted, implemented, and sustained in community settings.

These methods allow us to determine whether an intervention, or parts of it, were successful, and examine how to spread it to others. These methods are combined with others for highest impact. For example, in our project to evaluate the impact of advance care planning in permanent supportive housing, we combine a RCT with Implementation and Dissemination Sciences.

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