Colorado Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control



NEW collection published in Implementation Science Communications: Economic Evaluation in Implementation Science


The collection is designed to bridge the fields of implementation science, health services research, and health economics to improve comparisons across implementation studies for informed decision-making. Given that costs are often a perceived barrier to implementing new evidence-based interventions, greater understanding of costs and economic evaluation more generally may help optimize uptake of evidence-based implementation strategies and interventions. Editors: Heather Gold, Gila Neta, and Todd Wagner

Access the collection HERE

TIDIRC 2021 Now Accepting Applications

January 25, 2021 - Application Period Opens
February 19, 2021 - Application Period Closes
Applications close February 19, 2021 12pm ET.
Late applications will not be accepted for consideration.
Late March - Online Course Begins
November 1-2, 2021 - Virtual Meeting & Course Close Out

Click HERE for more info

SAVE THE DATES! Ca-PRI Virtual Conference June 9-10, 2021 Visit the Website for more info

(disregard website dates, 4/15-16 has been changed)

Robust D&I Graduate Certificate Program – All Online! The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus offers an online Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Graduate Certificate Program, preparing you to push the boundaries of health services and public health research and make a lasting impact on population health in diverse settings. Ideal for K-awardees, program evaluators, and mid-career faculty seeking to add expertise in D&I science. This certificate requires 12 credit hours of coursework to complete, covering key topics in D&I research in health such as: models, methods, and measures; study designs and mixed methods; understanding context and adaptation; sustainability and sustainment; and grant-writing. Learn more about the program and the 2021 application expectations. Applications are due February 1 – March 1, 2021.


AAFP Updates Recommendation on Lung Cancer Screening

The updated recommendation, posted on March 31, states that the Academy supports the task force’s [USPSTF] recommendation for annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT in adults aged 50 to 80 years who have a 20 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years.

Read the full Press Release

Forum, N. C. P., & National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2021). Advancing Progress in the Development and Implementation of Effective, High-Quality Cancer Screening: Proceedings of a Workshop

Rural Cancer Advisory Board: An Opportunity for Cancer Researchers to Engage Rural Patient Advisors for Input

The Rural Cancer Advisory Board is currently comprised of 9 women from all over the state. While not experts in healthcare, they are experts in rural living with a variety of backgrounds such as ranchers, teachers, and regional health connectors. The primary purpose of the group is to provide insight, feedback, and recommendations to cancer researchers from a rural patient and caregiver perspective. Our research advisors are volunteers. They have varying levels of experience with cancer; some personally, some as family caregivers, and some as community support.

The group meets every other month in a virtual format. Please contact Adreanne Brungardt for more information, including if you would like to present your research study for input from these patient advisors –

New HINTS 5, Cycle 4 (2020) Data Now Available for Download

In addition to assessing the health communication and technology measures that HINTS specializes in, HINTS 5, Cycle 4 (2020) included new questions to assess people’s awareness of and experience with genetic testing and clinical trials, and their support for or opposition to communication-related public health policies such as product advertising restrictions and warning labels. HINTS 5, Cycle 4 (2020) data were collected from February through June 2020 (N=3,865) and are available for download in SAS, SPSS, and STATA formats.

Download New HINTS Data

April 12, 2021 - 10-11a MT

Adaptation, Fidelity, and Tailoring group (AFT) webinar

Promoting health equity through implementation science: a focus on adaptations

Dr. Prajakta Adsul 

Register HERE

March 30, 2021 - 1-2p MT

BRIDGE-C2 Center Grand Rounds - "Participatory Implementation Science to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening in Rural Settings"

Melinda Davis, PhD

Join Meeting HERE (PW: Wg4hUFPET96)


The Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (TIDIRC) has launched new OpenAccess online modules for 2021. TIDIRC OpenAccess makes the training materials used in the TIDIRC Facilitated Course open to the public.

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Dissemination and implementation researchers and practitioners should purposefully integrate community engagement into their work as a way to speed translation of knowledge to practice to improve health equity. This tool (linked here), prepared by the CCIS Community Participation Capacity Building Task Group, includes readings, trainings, guidance, tools, and resources to facilitate researchers and community stakeholders in their efforts to practice meaningful community-engaged implementation science.


Intended Users. The intended audience for this tool includes: 1) researchers in D&I and 2) public health, clinical, and other community members involved in implementing evidence in practice/policy or wanting to engage in D&I research.

Purpose/Indications for use. The goals of this tool are to:

1) help make the case to D&I researchers of the value of community engagement in their work,

2) provide educational and practical information and tools to help D&I researchers increase engagement in their work,

3) provide an introduction to IS and practice-based research for public health and clinical practitioners as a foundation for their

engagement, and

4) provide tools to help community members effectively engage in implementation science.

March 9, 2021

11-12:30p MT

The Implementation and Sustainment Facilitation (ISF) Strategy A promising strategy for improving implementation climate, implementation effectiveness, and intervention effectiveness.

Bryan Garner, Ph.D.
RTI International

Click HERE for more info