Who We Are
The Implementation Science Collaborative (ISC) is formal and expandable partnership which brings together diverse local, national and global health actors (implementers, advocates, policy-makers, researchers, and donors) committed to improving the use of real-time evidence for the implementation and advancement of health policies and programs in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). The ISC is rooted in the understanding that the use of evidence to influence policy and program creation and adaptation is not automatic, nor does it occur at a single point in time. Instead it requires the systematic involvement of multiple actors representing an extensive array of skillsets and experiences, committed to active long-term engagement. Steeped in this commitment to meaningful partnership, the ISC therefore seeds and capacitates topic-specific implementation science collaborations, composed of these diverse stakeholders who are committed to working together to overcome the challenges of bringing evidence into the design and improvement of public health policy and programs.
The Problem We are Looking to Solve
Despite the best intentions – even where the research has been done about what is needed to improve health and welfare in communities – the evidence is often not widely understood or implemented. This is mostly because the right stakeholders are not engaged at the appropriate time, resulting in a disconnect between those who produce and those intended to use evidence to inform change.
How We Work
Stakeholders need a neutral space to collaborate. ISC partners work in concert to accelerate the development or scale-up of interventions by:
The Implementation Science Collaborative (ISC) is an unincorporated partnership under development with the support of USAID’s Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development (HEARD) Project and its implementing partners.