Conceptualizing Dissemination Research and Activity: Canadian Heart Health Initiative

Conceptualizing Dissemination Research and Activity: Canadian Heart Health Initiative

D and/or I:
The focus on dissemination and/or implementation activities. D-only focuses on an active approach of spreading evidence-based interventions to target audience via determined channels using planned strategies. D=I, D>I, and I>D means there is some focus on both dissemination and implementation. I-only focuses on process of putting to use or integrating evidence-based interventions within a setting.


Socio-Ecological Levels:
The level of the framework at which the model operates. Individual includes personal characteristics; Organization includes hospitals, service organizations, and factories; Community includes local government and neighborhoods; System includes hospital systems and government; Policy includes changes in policy.


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Field of Origin:
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Public Health

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The original publication(s) of the model.

Riley BL, Stachenko S, Wilson E, et al. Can the Canadian Heart Health Initiative inform the population Health Intervention Research Initiative for Canada? Can J Public Health 2009;100(1S):S120–S126. Elliott SJ, O’Loughlin J, Robinson K, et al. Conceptualizing dissemination research and activity: the case of the Canadian Heart Health Initiative. Health Educ Behav 2003;30(3):267–82; discussion 283–6.

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