Sharing Health Literacy Research
Advances in prevention, public health, and health care are, in part, limited by a failure to translate health literacy research findings into practice. Original research may take decades to become routine practice or habits for public health professionals, clinicians, communicators, and the public, especially if the research is not used to create evidence-based interventions that are widely disseminated. The strategies and resources below will help achieve the goal of translating research to practice more effectively and sharing it more quickly.
- On Being Brief: Skills and Supports for Translating Research to Practice via Brief Reportsexternal icon (U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences 2021)
- Highlights of AHRQ’s Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Dissemination Investmentsexternal icon (HHS Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality 2019)
- NIH Program Announcement for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01)external icon (NIH 2019)
- Getting the Word Out: New Approaches for Disseminating Public Health Scienceexternal icon (Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 2018)
- Best Practices in Public Reporting No. 3: How to Maximize Public Awareness and Use of Comparative Quality Reports Through Effective Promotion and Dissemination Strategiesexternal icon (HHS Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality 2017)
- AHRQ Dissemination Planning Toolexternal icon (HHS Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality 2014)
- Dissemination and Implementation Models in Health Research and Practiceexternal icon (NIH National Cancer Institute 2011)
- Applying the RE-AIM Framework. How well does research translate into practice?external icon (RE-AIM)
For more information about dissemination, please review the complete text of Goal 7 pdf icon[667 KB, 73 pages]external icon in the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy.