Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) and Yale Center for Implementation Science (YCIS) Seminar: "Implementation Research a Catalyst for Bridging the Knowledge Gap between Discovery to Deliver"
Implementation Research (IR) is a systematic process of problem identification, casual analysis, addressing bottlenecks of implementation and defining optimum strategies in a particular context. IR refers to the understanding of what, why, and how intervention works in real world settings and to test approaches to improve them, to introduce potential solutions in to a system or to promote their large-scale use and sustainability. How implantation research facilitated evidence generation, enhanced implementation process, and identified bottlenecks will be showcased in this presentation. The first case study will reveal the reform of BRAC’s Innovative Health Loan in Protecting the Poor against Health and Asset Vulnerability in Bangladesh. The second case study will focus on use of a single-blind randomized control trial (RCT) design to boost higher viewership of an entertainment education campaign (TV series) on changing social norms about child marriage. The third case study will show the embedded implementation research method used in identifying MNCH implementation challenges in Forcibly Displaced Myanmar National (Rohingya Refugee) living in Cox Bazar Bangladesh.
BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC UniversityMalabika Sarker, MBBS, MPH, PhDProfessor and Associate Dean