As a global anchor for the Implementation Science Collaborative, with the support of USAID’s Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development (HEARD) Project and its implementing partners, the Center for Immigrant, Refugee, and Global Health works to apply the implementation science strategy in our projects and programs.
How the ISC Works
Partnership and Agenda Development
Inclusive consultation to identify partners and priority questions within an issue area.
Research and Evaluation Study Design and Implementation
“Fit-for-purpose” study designs and methods to address implementation questions.
Data Liberation and Evidence Strengthening
Better use of existing data/evidence to address implementation questions.
Acceleration of Evidence-to-use Processes
Strategic linkages to policy and program pathways to accelerate evidence uptake.
The implementation science approach is rooted in the understanding that the use of evidence to improve health policies and programs requires the long-term active engagement of multiple actors representing an extensive array of skill sets and experiences.
Current global partners therefore include diverse local, national and global health actors (implementers, advocates, policy-makers, researchers, and donors) committed to improving the use of real-time evidence for the implementation and advancement of health policies and programs in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).