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Let's Discuss! Implementing EBIs in a Healthcare System

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In fall of 2011, the NCI launched a pilot mentorship program designed to build the capacity of practitioners in navigating the complex process and context of translating evidence-based interventions into practice as well as enhance the dialogue between research and practice.  In the second of this three part series on practice-based evidence, October's cyber-seminar highlight three of the R2R Mentorship Program projects that are implementing interventions within healthcare systems.  We were pleased to be joined by Lisa Troyer, Angela McFall, and Michael Celestin who shared the details of their projects, outcomes, and lessons learned about partnering with, and implementing in, healthcare systems to deliver evidence-based interventions and implications for future research and for other communities interested in these health system interventions.   Learn more about the projects and mentees and engage with them through the mentorship stories.

Now it is your turn to share your experience and knowledge...ask a question of the speakers or your fellow R2R members, share your stories of interventions within health systems or with practice-based evidence.  What lessons have you learned or additional tools have you used that others might benefit from?  How do you think public health professionals and researchers could better work collaboratively to create programs that are effective and appropriate for the healthcare systems context?

Join us in the discussion!

If you would like to request a PDF copy of the slides from the seminar, please use the contact us link at the bottom of the page or email

If you missed the live seminar, the archive will be available approximately one week following the live session.  Watch and then come share your thoughts.


Hi Peyton and all, I thought

Hi Peyton and all,

I thought today's seminar was very good.  Congratulations to all the presenters!  I was wondering if any would reflect upon whether there were any changes in the healh department as a result of the program?

I did not observe any

I did not observe any tangible changes, but the idea of surveying clinicians via e-mail gained increased discussion. I conducted my survey right at a time when the system required all clinicians to register for an LSU e-mail account (they may have been registered another way before or not registered at all). Another system level study identified with the idea at the time, but I'm not sure if researchers incorporated it into their study. It will be interesting to see if other studies use the idea.

In Montana, I’ve seen an

In Montana, I’ve seen an increase in awareness having the project showcased through the mentorship program. This mentorship opportunity has allowed me to reach a greater audience within DPHHS but also with outside partners. I now hear from statewide partners that they’ve read about what I’ve been doing through the R2R site which has given the project greater visibility. Additionally, internally we’ve had greater buy-in from upper management and have been able to get input from people within the department that may not have known about the project previously. Overall, this additional input has been helpful to move the project along.