• Implementation Science Grant Program Returns for 2021

    Building on the success of the inaugural program in 2020, SHP is once again providing four $25,000 grants for essential work pilot testing the implementation of an evidence-based intervention, program or innovation into practice.  Sydney Health Partners funded four pilot projects in 2020, but the high quality of applications subsequently attracted funding from Sydney Local ... Read more

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  • Save the Date: ISHCA 2021

    Health systems continue to be challenged by systematic differences in the health status and outcomes of different population groups. The inaugural Implementation Science Health Conference Australia 2021 (ISHCA 21): Ensuring Equity Through Engagement and Research will bring together international and Australian leaders in implementation science – including Sydney Health Partners, Maridulu Budyari Gumal SPHERE and ... Read more

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  • Exclusive First Look! 2021 Implementation Science Masterclass

    The Masterclass, held on the 18th and 25th of June, will provide health professionals and researchers with the opportunity to develop their research ideas from concept to research protocol, with hands-on mentoring from leaders and experts in the field. Attendees will be provided with the tools and skills to employ implementation science methods to solve ... Read more

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  • Sydney Health Partners and Health Districts Support Implementation Science with New Funding

    Seven projects have received pilot grants of $25,000 each after being shortlisted by the inaugural Sydney Health Partners Implementation Science Grant Program in 2020. The grants are in addition to the four projects funded directly by Sydney Health Partners last August as part of the program. SHP’s Director of Implementation Science, Dr Nicole Rankin, says ... Read more

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  • Implementation Science Mentoring Program Opportunity at Washington University in St Louis

    Applications close soon for the Institute for Implementation Science Scholars (IS-2) at the Washington University in St. Louis The Institute is a mentored training program for early and mid-career investigators interested in applying dissemination and implementation (D&I) methods and strategies to reduce the burden of chronic disease and address health inequities. This innovative program will ... Read more

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  • Researchers Assess New Approach to Post-Operative Care

    With increasing evidence around the benefits of physiotherapy after surgery, a project is set to get underway examining new ways to extend the support.

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  • Four Grant Recipients Announced in Expanded Implementation Science Program

    Originally intending to fund two $25,000 projects, SHP expanded the inaugural grant scheme due to the high quality of applications. “We were taken aback by the strength of the research proposals,” said Professor Don Nutbeam, SHP Senior Advisor and Steering Committee Chair for Implementation Science.  “It was clear once we started receiving applications that we ... Read more

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  • How to Make Mental Health “Core Business” in Emergency Departments

    First implemented in 2012, the intervention involves locating an extended hours Mental Health Liaison Nursing service within the Department in order to engage with mental health patients “as close to the front door of the ED as possible.”  Based on success at RPAH, NSW Health invited the research team to undertake a 12-month trial of ... Read more

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  • Implementation of Research Evidence Not Automatic Cautions Leading Scientist

    Professor Ross Brownson, from Washington University in St Louis, says researchers often believe the proverbial “field of dreams” applies to health and medical research. “Researchers are as guilty of this as anyone,” he said. “They assume that if we build it – develop a new intervention or clinical practice – people will automatically come and ... Read more

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  • Implementing Best Practice to Identify Cerebral Palsy in Infants

    There is strong evidence that a novel video-based technique, the General Movements (GMs) assessment, is an accurate and effective tool for the early identification of infants at risk of CP. Despite this, GMs was not routinely used by the Childrens Hospital Westmead to assess its infant surgical population – a cohort with known risk factors ... Read more

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