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We concluded our work on May 31, 2009 and are not updating these resources, but you are welcome to use them if they are helpful to you.

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Dissemination and Utilization (D&U)

Logic Model

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How do I develop a D & U Plan or Activities?

In developing a dissemination and utilization plan, it would be useful to begin by surveying some of the characteristics of effective dissemination and utilization. Click on General Characteristics of Effective Dissemination and Utilization to access this information.

Now that you have these general characteristics in mind, you can proceed by accessing these following guides to help you develop your dissemination and utilization plan:

Reports, Papers, Web sites and other Tools

Developing a Dissemination Plan

Developing a dissemination plan is a key part of the collaborative research planning process. This Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) document presents a list of some of the key elements that should be included in a dissemination plan, providing a good overview of some of the most critical things that should be considered.

Tools to Help Organizations Create, Share, and Use Research: Disseminating Research

This Web page also from CHSRF provides useful resources for finalizing the dissemination plan, developing key messages and implications, and implementing the dissemination plan.

Using What Works: Adapting Evidence-Based Programs to Fit Your Needs (National Cancer Institute, 2006)

Using What Works: Adapting Evidence-Based Programs to Fit Your Needs is a train-the-trainer course. It is designed for health promoters and educators on the national, regional, State, and local levels. This course teaches users how to plan an evidence-based health program. using examples that have already been conducted, evaluated, and shown to be effective in a given community.

Getting to Outcomes 2004: Promoting Accountability Through Methods and Tools for Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation

This manual's 10-step process enhances practitioners' prevention skills while empowering them to plan, implement, and evaluate their own programs. The manual's text and worksheets address needs and resources assessment; goals and objectives; choosing programs; ensuring program "fit;" capacity, planning, process, and outcome evaluation; continuous quality improvement; and sustainability.

Peer-Reviewed Journals or Books

Translating Global Recommendations on HIV and Infant Feeding to the Local Context: the Development of Culturally Sensitive Counseling Tools (Leshabari, Koniz-Booher, Astrom, de Paoli, & Moland, 2006).

This Implementation Science article describes the process used to develop an integrated set of culturally sensitive, evidence-based counseling tools (job aids) by using qualitative participatory research. The aim of the intervention was to contribute to improving infant feeding counseling services for HIV positive women in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania. Intervention Mapping (IM) protocol guided the development of the overall intervention strategy, and could be applied to the field of disability and rehabilitation research.

SEDL Archives

Developing an Effective Dissemination Plan

This guide provides a framework and strategies for developing effective dissemination plans. It is designed to enable NIDRR grantees to reach their intended target audiences successfully with useful research outcomes.

Improving the Links between Research and Practice: Approaches to the Effective Dissemination of Disability Research

Guide to Improving Practice, Number One

This guide discusses in user-friendly language the concept of dissemination for the purpose of knowledge utilization.

Improving the Usefulness of Disability Research: A Toolbox of Dissemination Strategies

Guide to Improving Practice, Number Two
This guide addresses, through user-friendly language, how information can be most effectively disseminated and used by target audiences.

NIDRR Project Number: H133A031402
Last Updated: Wednesday, 07 October 2009 at 01:43 PM.

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