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Dissemination / Implementation
In its first four funding cycles, INQRI awarded grants to 34 teams that focused on establishing linkages between nursing and the quality of care delivered to people within and across a variety of health care settings. In INQRI's final call for proposals, the program focused on another core dimension of its mission — the translation of knowledge to achieve a direct impact on the care of the people served by nurses.
Knowledge translation is a broad concept that refers to the application of research findings in the “real world.” This call for proposals sought applications focused on two distinct types of knowledge translation—dissemination and implementation. Dissemination involves tailoring the evidence and the message to a particular target audience. Implementation is an even more active process that involves systematic efforts to encourage adoption of the evidence. Both of these strategies share a common need to rigorously evaluate the impact of the type of knowledge translation selected.
INQRI funded six teams all focused on knowledge translation.