The Importance of Implementation Science

Implementation Science is the study of methods that influence the integration of evidence-based interventions into practice settings, according to the University of Denver Center for Research in Implementation Science and Prevention.

The concept is at the core of what the Cohen Veterans Network does. CVN first put out a paper on the issue earlier this year.  In May of this year, the network held a summit on the Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Treatments Across Geographically Distributed Healthcare Networks in Crystal City, VA. View a summary CVN Report here, including key messages and challenges.

CVN will continue this important conversation with a workshop at the second annual Cohen Veterans Care Summit in DC on September 27-28.

Crystal Shelton

Crystal Shelton

The panel will be moderated by Terri Tanielian, RAND Corporation and feature CVN Vice President for Clinical Programs, Crystal Shelton, Dr. Rinad Beidas, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Dr. Craig Rosen, VA, Dr. Dean Fixsen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Dr. Margaret C. Harrell, Bob Woodruff Foundation.

The session will focus on the role and implications from Implementation Science on how to best address the care needs of veterans with brain related disorders (PTSD and TBI). The audience will include public and private sector leaders in clinical care delivery and research related to PTSD, depression, and TBI.


By Anthony Guido
CVN Vice President, Communications & Marketing