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Learning Implementation Science through the Polio Eradication Experience

Watch as Olakunle Alonge discusses implementation science and the role it has played in the eradication of polio. (Step 1.7)

Olakunle Alonge, MD, MPH, PhD Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, USA

As we begin to explore the field of implementation science and research through the lecture and readings, reflect on the following: How does implementation research differ from research that simply assesses the effectiveness of a program?

Dr. Alonge defines one aspect of implementation research as “the act of carrying an intention into effect”. From your experience: What is one challenge you have faced in bringing into effect a policy, program, or practice?

Finally, post in the discussion forum on which of the course themes listed is most interesting or relevant to you? Why?

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