Research To Reality: Moving Evidence Into PracticeThrough A Community of Practice Margaret M. Farrell MPH RD Office of Partnership and Dissemination Initiatives Office of Communications and Education National Cancer Institute email@example.com @Margaretworking
Research To Reality: Moving Evidence Into Practice Through A Community of Practice Margaret M. Farrell; Alissa Gallagher; E. Peyton Purcell; Madeline La Porta; Cynthia Vinson; Michael Sanchez; Natalie Zeigler; Candace D. Maynard; Theresa DevineDisseminating and implementing evidence-based interventions require an active role beyond static web 1.0 resources. Researchers, community practitioners, and government partnerships must develop innovative ways to address the pressing issue of translating research into practice. The National Cancer Institute (NCI)’s Research-to-Reality (R2R) community of practice is an important aspect of the ongoing national dialogue about how practitioners and researchers can work together to move "programs that work" into the communities where they are needed most.Since its launch in March 2010, the R2R site (researchtoreality.cancer.gov) has convened and engaged researchers and cancer control practitioners in an ongoing dialogue around identifying, adapting and implementing research-tested interventions and evidence-based programs and policies into practice.R2R leverages a variety of applications in its work to develop a community of practice around this essential work. In order to engage researchers and cancer control practitioners, the NCI began and sustains a series of monthly “cyber-seminars” designed to highlight real world programs and initiate discussions between researchers and practitioners. This was an essential first step toward creating a community of practice.Through ongoing discussions, featured content and partner highlights, R2R convenes stakeholders at the local, state, tribal, jurisdictional and national levels and encourages them to share their considerable knowledge and experience in addressing the burden of cancer.As of February 2012, there are more than 800 registered members of the R2R community. More than 800 researchers and practitioners register for the monthly cyber-seminars and the site hosts more than 9.500 page views and 8,000 site visits on an average month. The level of engagement on the site, measured by time spent on the site, questions submitted via the cyber-seminars and discussions initiated and followed has continued to grow at a steady pace.This presentation will outline work and findings to date of R2R’s ability to build the capacity of the public health workforce to reduce the gap between research and practice.
What Does It Take ToMove Research Into Practice?
Redesign of Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. portal (Spring 2012)
CIS Partnership Program• “Dissemination Arm” – Training partners • Using What Works • P.L.A.N.E.T. – Leading by Example• “Push-Pull” model in action• Provided leadership comprehensive cancer control movement• Created a community of practitioners
Can NCI Create Framework for Engagement?• Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. – Provides access to data and research-tested resources – 5 step approach: design, implement, adapt, and evaluate evidence-based cancer control programs• Step 2: “Find A Partner”• RTIPS: Research-Tested Interventions
Communities of Practice“groups of people who share a concern, aset of problems, or a passion about atopic, and who deepen their knowledgeand expertise in this area by interacting onan ongoing basis” Wenger, et al., 2002
Creating a Community of Engagement• FRAMEWORK: discussions and interaction to take place within the P.L.A.N.E.T. portal• BUILD CAPACITY Sharing best practices, learn from others, and enhance skills through training opportunities• ENGAGE: Communication between researchers and practitioners is central to adapting research tested interventions
Cyber-Seminar Series• Focus on translating research into practice• Foster engagement and dialogue by pairing researcher with practitioners• Provide a forum to discuss successes and challenges around implementing evidence- based cancer control programs• Convene a community by providing consistent content on a regular basis
Cynthia replied on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 1:52pmHi Margaret, Engaging The CommunityRajeshwari replied on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 1:26pm Hi all, I would love to share a couple of things that I would consider "tidings of great joy" that I was able to work on duringThank you so much for starting this wonderful discussion. 2011 2012. First, I am very proud of all the work that has gone onhas treated me better than 2010 and 2009 combined. In 2011, I related to Research to Reality (R2R) and send a huge kudospublished my first research article on the utilization of out to the entire R2R team and community!psychotropic medicines among U.S. cancer survivors. I feelgood about it. Then, I got postdoctoral fellowship in Scott & White Second, for the past several years I have struggled withHealthcare. I am enjoying my return to academic or research field the issue of what it takes to be able to translate evidence-after 2 years of working in the industry. Thus, 2011 has inspired based computerized tailored interventions intoto revive my career in the healthcare research field. practice. NCI has sponsored several meetings/expert panel sessions to discuss how to do this. Based on theseThanks, meetings two journal supplements were published inRaj 2011. The first was published in March 2011 in the inaugural issue of Translational Behavioral Medicine (Volume 1, Number 1). I was fortunate to work with some amazing colleagues on a paper published in this supplement called "Adapting research- tested computerized tailored interventions for broader dissemination and implementation". The second supplement was published in May 2011 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (Volume 40(5), Supplement 2 and focused on Cyberinfrastructure for Consumer Health. Here is a link to the introduction to the supplement: http://www.ajpmonline.org/article/S0749- 3797(11)00117-6/fulltext. Thanks for starting the new year off on such a positive note. Carrie replied on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 1:15pm Happy New Year! In 2011, our team was instrumental in forming a regional cancer coalition in a rural 29-county region in North Carolina. Our initial coalition meeting was attended by 72 healthcare and community stakeholders from 27 counties and 36 organizations. We are continuing to grow and moving forward by building the infrastructure of the group and collaborating with community partners in cancer-related initiatives. Very exciting!
Become a Part of R2R To Date: 834 registered users 812 blocked users
Measuring Our SuccessThe Macurium Set of Community of Practice Measurements(1st edition- March 2006)• Activity – All signs of change and work, both direct and indirect• Content – All signs of participation and knowledge• Interaction – All signs of member socialization and collaboration• Relevance – All signs of effectiveness• Usability – All signs of the physical ease of use, quality and accessibility
• Collaborating is central to moving science into practice• It is within this collaborative “space” that we are truly able to maximize our efforts• Working within a community of practice framework is not a “nice thing to do” --- it is something we as practitioners “need to do”
Thank You! See you on R2R! Margaret M. Farrell MPH RDOffice of Partnership and Dissemination Initiatives Office of Communications and Education National Cancer Institute firstname.lastname@example.org @Margaretworking