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Thank you for your interest in the RUSH Project, which was funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (Project #H133A031402).

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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Introduction to the RUSH Toolbox

The RUSH Toolbox is a collection of tools and resources designed to assist researchers in creating or maintaining an integrated knowledge translation (KT) plan for high-quality disability and rehabilitation research. The RUSH toolbox will provide access to information related to KT, dissemination, and utilization.


Dissemination and Utilization (D & U) Logic Modeling

Background Information

General D&U Resources

General Logic Modeling Resources

Ideas for Your Plan or Activities Ideas for Your Plan or Activities

Ideas for Logic Modeling

Developing a Plan or Activities


Developing D & U Plan or Activities

Developing a Logic Model

Measurement & Evaluation

Assessment of Capacity

Outcome Measurement

D & U Activity Effectiveness

Technical Assistance

Do you have a specific problem not addressed in the RUSH Toolbox? Contact RUSH staff for technical assistance.

What are dissemination, utilization, and logic models?

The systematic distribution of information or knowledge through a variety of ways to potential beneficiaries. (Authority: Section 202; 29, U.S.C. 761a); The purpose of a dissemination activity is to assure that information/knowledge is useful in reaching decisions, making changes, or taking specific action and is available to those who can most benefit from it.

In carrying out a utilization activity, a grantee must relate research findings to practical applications in planning, policy making, program administration, and delivery of services to individuals with disabilities. (Authority: Section 202; 29 U.S.C. 761a)

Logic Model
A graphic representation or "blueprint" of the key elements of a program or project and how they will work under certain conditions to "solve" unidentified problems. A tool depicting the "chain of events" that link inputs and activities to outcomes.

What is knowledge translation?

A more comprehensive understanding of dissemination and utilization is couched within the concept of knowledge translation or KT. The term KT involves both dissemination and utilization of research findings, however, KT is distinct in at least two areas:

To learn more about the concept of knowledge translation please refer to: Focus10: What is Knowledge Translation?

Selection Criteria and Search Strategies

RUSH staff welcome your suggestions for additions to the Toolbox. Please feel free to email us should you know of useful resources:

To be included in the RUSH toolbox, a resource must satisfy the following criteria:

To locate resources on research dissemination, utilization and logic modeling related to disability and rehabilitation research, RUSH staff have culled through offerings available through:


NIDRR Project Number: H133A031402
Last Updated: Wednesday, 07 October 2009 at 03:02 PM.

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