Sustainability of NIH-funded Implementation Projects:
Failure to sustain implementation of health interventions has implications on cost and patient care, and diminishes trust and support for future implementation. To determine if projects funded through National Institutes of Health (NIH) Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health Study Section (DIRH) of the Research Project Grants (R01) considered or planned for sustainability. Phase 1: We conducted a document review of all active and completed RO1 grants within the DIRH section. We abstracted data from funded projects and related publications such as, the focus of the project, mention of sustainability planning and use of frameworks. Phase 2: We are conducting semi-structured interviews with a sample of these funded investigators to explore their understanding of, and how they planned for sustainability, as well as challenges to considering sustainability.
Category : TIES Projects
Date : 09 Mar 2017