ResourceLearning Across Contexts: Bringing Together Research on Research Use and Implementation Science
The fields of implementation science and the study of research use in policy and practice travel on many of the same roads and share similar goals, chief among which is improving societal outcomes through the application of research. But key differences in these two fields of study and the assumptions they make in the empirical work provide opportunities to strengthen the next generation of both.
Blog PostThe 21st Century Agenda for Research on Child Welfare and our Interest in Studies on Reducing Inequality
A new agenda for research on child welfare systems calls for bold new studies that meet the needs of the 21st Century child welfare system and improve the lives of our most vulnerable children, youth, and families. While there have been several research agendas for child welfare developed over the last decade, to our knowledge […]
Blog PostStudying Ways to Improve the Use of Research Evidence: Distinguishing Data from Research Evidence
We recently analyzed the applications we received over the last two years for research grants on improving the use of research evidence. One of the top three reasons applications were not selected for funding was a focus on the use of data and not research evidence, as defined by the Foundation. We recognize that distinctions […]
Blog PostStudying Ways to Improve the Use of Research Evidence: Is Your Proposal a Good Fit?
We want to know what it takes to get research evidence used and what happens when it is used.
Blog PostForming and sustaining a research-practice partnership: Lessons from our experience at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Many research-practice partnerships begin when two initially unaffiliated partner organizations decide to pursue collaborative work. Having formed a partnership between our respective offices within a federal agency, our experience is a bit different.
Blog PostCreating Partnerships: Learning New Ways to Connect
Building an RPP is hard work. They are complex organisms, with structures, processes, and roles that evolve as partnerships mature and adapt. However they form, we have observed five elements that seem to come together in successful partnerships.