As public health researchers and public health practitioners, we need to become much more skilled in applying dissemination and implementation models within our research designs and within our delivery systems if we want the accumulating scientific knowledge to result in improvements in population health. Many of our standard public health tools can be affective in facilitating D&I – regulation, education, measurement and reporting, peer pressure, social media, and economic incentives – but context really matters. The basic message behind this article is clear: choose your D&I model carefully and strategically to maximize the likelihood of success.
Mays G. Commentary: Models of Dissemination and Implementation in Public Health. Front Public Health Serv Syst Res