The MSFHR Implementation Science Team  (IST) Program is designed to support the implementation and adoption of evidence-based, implementation-ready interventions that will improve the quality and effectiveness of health, health services and care.

New for 2018, the program supports teams of BC health researchers, research users and senior decision-makers studying what interventions work within the health system and why, and how these interventions can be implemented, adapted to other settings, or scaled-up across regions. The funding will support teams as they plan, conduct, and study the implementation of proven health-related interventions that address one or more of BC’s current health system priorities.

What is implementation science?

Implementation science examines the process of implementing an intervention, or adapting an intervention to settings different from the ones in which it was originally developed and tested. The goal is to understand how specific health interventions can be better adapted to different regions, cultures, genders, or conditions, and, if applicable, how the interventions can be scaled up.

The IST Program:

  • Supports teams of within the BC health system to plan, conduct, and study the implementation of health-related interventions using appropriate implementation science methodologies.
  • Improves health and health services by fostering the systematic uptake of research findings and evidence-based practices.
  • Enhances BC's implementation science capacity.
  • Award term:
    • Development Grant (six months)
    • Project Grant (up to three years)

2018 competition information including application guidelines and key dates is available here.

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