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Your Environment. Your Health.

Implementation Science in Environmental Health

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Theme two of the NIEHS Strategic plan (Promoting Translation – Data to Knowledge to Action) supports research to develop, test, and validate evidence-based prevention and intervention strategies, to reduce or avoid exposures and their resulting health impacts. The NIEHS supports the use of implementation science to improve environmental public health through the adaptation, uptake, sustainment and spread of evidence-based interventions, practices, and policies that prevent or mitigate harmful exposures and support environmental health equity.

What is Implementation Science?

Implementation science is the study of methods to promote the adoption and integration of evidence-based practices, interventions, and policies into routine health care and public health settings to improve population health. This discipline is characterized by

  • A variety of research designs and methodological approaches.
  • Partnerships with key stakeholder groups (e.g., patients, providers, organizations, systems, and/or communities).
  • Development and testing of effective and efficient ways to integrate evidence-based practices, interventions, and policies into routine health settings.

Training & Education

Open-Access Trainings

  • Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (TIDIRC) OpenAccess – The modules can be viewed together as a whole or individually by section. In the facilitated course, trainees move through the online modules after establishing a D&I research project idea. Each module consists of viewing videos, completing readings, and responding to assignment questions to build up their project idea. Trainees then workshop their proposed projects by incorporating knowledge gained from each of the online sections. Although this training is geared towards cancer researchers, the module content is broad and applicable to many fields.


Upcoming Events

  • Advancing Environmental Health Equity through Implementation Science workshop (February 28 – March 1, 2022). The workshop is free and open to the public. To learn more, view the agenda and register, please visit our event website.

Program Contact for Implementation Science

Lindsey Ann Martin
Lindsey A. Martin, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
Tel 984-287-4036
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop K3-05
Durham, N.C. 27709
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