Website Helps Community Leaders Translate Research Into Behavior Changes Using the RE-AIM Framework

Addressing the gap between research and practice of evidence-based health promotion strategies in communities

Between 2000 and 2005, researchers associated with the Behavior Change Consortium conducted a study designed to help move behavior change interventions from research settings into community settings. They also created and used the RE-AIM framework to help community leaders and evaluators overcome barriers to translating research into practice.

The Behavior Change Consortium is a collaboration of 15 research institutions funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health to investigate methods to reduce health risk behaviors such as smoking, poor nutrition and sedentary lifestyles.

The RE-AIM framework is a systematic method for researchers, practitioners and policy-makers to use in evaluating health behavior interventions.

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