Dissemination and implementation (D&I) science seeks to understand how to systematically facilitate utilization of evidence. Theories and frameworks (hereafter called models) augment D&I research by enhancing efforts to spread evidence-based interventions (EBIs). D&I models are relevant for public health services and systems research, which also explores the uses of evidence. This report: 1) develops an inventory of models; 2) synthesizes this information; and 3) provides guidance on how to select a model. The research team used snowball sampling to collect models. This article uses three author-defined variables: construct flexibility, focus on dissemination and/or implementation activities, and socio-ecological framework level to categorize models. Models that addressed policy are noted. Public health researchers and practitioners can use this inventory to identify models to guide D&I research and/or efforts.
Tabak RG, Khoong EC, Chambers D, Brownson RC. Models in dissemination and implementation research: useful tools in public health services and systems research. Front Public Health Serv Syst Res