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Putting Research into Practice is Hard: But There is Help! New Training Now Available in TMS

January 4, 2023


Program Description:  There is a lag with the translation of research into practice. While there are often over and under estimations of time lags, some literature suggests that with traditional approaches to research it’s estimated that it takes roughly 17 years for 14% of research findings to be implemented into routine practice. Through using an active Dissemination & Implementation (D&I) approach it may be feasible that 80% of research findings could be adopted into real-world practice in only 3-5 years. D&I is a newer scientific process and this training will be the first step in understanding how the principles of D&I Science can improve translation of research into routine practice. Through training, VA researchers, providers, and staff can become more familiar with D&I theories, methods, and frameworks to help translate evidence-based practices into clinical settings. Ideally, new innovations will be implemented, disseminated, and sustained over time in a more efficient and acceptable manner to improve overall healthcare outcomes of Veterans.

Duration of Availability in TMS:  January 2, 2026

TMS Item #:  131006574

Direct TMS Link: Putting Research into Practice is Hard: But There is Help!

Credit/hours: .5 Credit Hours

Questions? 

EES Contact:

Justin Spears
Education Project Manager
Justin.Spears@va.gov
St. Louis, MO

Vanessa Gomez
Media Education Technician
Vanessa.Gomez@va.gov
St. Louis, MO


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