Policy to Action

There are distinguishable differences among end-users of research, implementation science, and research science. Research science can be theoretical or applied and is used to conceptualize and frame problems, test solutions for validity and reliability, and look for relationships among variables. Implementation science may not differ all that much from applied research science, but focuses on how best to implement strategies into practice. End-users are the recipients of the research findings, using them to activate change in a policy, procedure or protocol. The Research Consortium for Health Care Value Assessment strives to serve practitioners of all three of these activities.

Examples of Research Science

Examples of Implementation Science

Examples of End-Users