Dissemination and Implementation Research to Advance Health Equity

May 2023 Council

Lead Division/Office


Point(s) of Contact

Shavon Artis Dickerson; Mary Evans; Raquel Greer; Jenna Norton; Katrina Serrano; Ken Wilkins

Executive Summary

Dissemination and implementation (D&I) research is a growing field that seeks to improve how evidence-based/-informed interventions are successfully adopted, implemented, and maintained in health care delivery and clinic/community settings. Factors that contribute to advancing equity, effectiveness, scale-up and sustainability of preventive measures, programs, policies, and interventions must be addressed. Equitable implementation of D&I theories, frameworks, and methods is critical to developing sustainable solutions to eliminate NIDDK health disparities and health inequities. This NIDDK-wide initiative proposes to: 1) support and grow equity-focused D&I research focused on NIDDK diseases and conditions for diverse patient populations and diverse practice settings and 2) increase the number of NIDDK investigators conducting equitable D&I trials.