Community Based Dissemination & Implementation Science Program
The Community Based Dissemination and Implementation Science (CB-DIS) program’s mission is to foster unique university-community-policy partnerships to promote the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based health programs and services. Drawing on theories of organizational and community context to promote effective and sustainable health policies and practices, we will target our programs and services to UIC research investigators, educational & community organizations and key policy stakeholders to improve the health of the community, with a special focus on effective health services for urban youth. We provide consultation services to UIC investigators seeking consultation on the evaluation, dissemination, implementation, and policy components of their research.
Additionally, CB-DIS is a member of the Chicago Consortium for Community Engagement (C3). The C3 is a collaborative partnership that brings together the three CTSA institutions in the city (University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University, and the University of Chicago) to increase research participation among Chicago residents and the local impact of research efforts. The C3 maintains a partnership with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) in service of these goals and supports a position at CDPH to increase connectivity with the local CTSA institutions. CB-DIS is currently planning a series of workshops with our CDPH partners to foster bidirectional relationships between CDPH and UIC researchers. The aims of these workshops are to leverage resources, knowledge, and skills from both organizations; spark collaborative research utilizing public health and hospital system data; and increase research that pushes the public health agenda of the City of Chicago.