Practice-based innovations: More relevant and transportable than NIH-funded studies

J Am Board Fam Med. Nov-Dec 2014;27(6):738-9. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2014.06.140053.


In 2003, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) created a translational science funding stream to foster widespread, practice-based dissemination of scientific evidence. A decade later, our study of a national cohort of innovative practices suggests that effective dissemination continues to be prevented by the limited biomedical focus of funded research, conventional research strategies, and failure to report contextual factors.

Keywords: Health Policy; Practice-based Research; Primary Health Care; Program Sustainability; Translational Medical Science.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
  • Organizational Innovation
  • Primary Health Care*
  • Translational Medical Research*
  • United States