In December 2019, a record-breaking 1,400+ individuals convened in Arlington, VA for the 12th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) in Health, sponsored by AcademyHealth and the National Institutes of Health. Through a combination of plenaries, poster sessions, and panel discussions this conference presents research findings in the field of dissemination and implementation (D&I) science to support a collective understanding of the D&I research agenda, address the challenges researchers face, and identify the next set of research priorities.
The intent of D&I research is to examine and address social, behavioral, economic, and organizational factors and policies that impede the update of evidence-based public health findings. Other priorities include, testing novel approaches to improving health programming, and determining causal relationships between implementation strategies and the impacts of their use.
PIRE-Albuquerque researchers presented their work through posters and panel presentations. In particular, Cathleen Willging, Daniel Shattuck, and Lara Gunderson were part of a panel titled Implementation of Programs and Practices to Promote Health Equity for Sexual and Gender Minorities in School-based and Healthcare Settings where they presented the following:
- Improving Implementation of Primary Care Practice Recommendations for Sexual and Gender Minority Patients: A Mixed-Method Study
Presenter: Cathleen E. Willging
Authors: Cathleen E. Willging, PhD; Marisa Sklar, PhD; Sonnie Davies, MPH; Cameron Crandall, MD, MPH
- Coaching as an Implementation Strategy for Successful School-Based Interventions to Reduce Health Disparities among Sexual and Gender Minority Youth
Presenter: Daniel Shattuck
Authors: Daniel Shattuck, PhD; Sonnie Davies, MPH; Janie Lee Hall, BSN, RN; Mary Ramos, MD, MPH; Cathleen Willging, PhD
- Amplification of School-based Strategies Resulting from the Application of the Dynamic Adaptation Process to Reduce Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Suicide
Presenter: Lara Gunderson
Authors: Lara Gunderson, PhD; Daniel Shattuck, PhD; Amy Green, PhD; C. Ann Vitous, MA; Mary Ramos, PhD; Cathleen Willging, PhD
Additionally, we are proud to announce that Dr. Lara Gunderson’s abstract won the “Best of D&I” for Intersection of Engaged Anthropology and Implementation Science to Reduce Suicide Among LGBTQ+ Youth. The panel discussion was tweeted about a few times on Twitter by audience members.