About Us

Leveraging Partnerships

The Implementation Science Collaborative (ISC) engages a diverse set of stakeholders-including implementers, advocates, policy makers, researchers and donors- to champion and facilitate the use of evidence to improve practices, programs, and policies in low and middle-income countries. The ISC is supported by USAID’s Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development (HEARD) project managed by University Research Co., LLC (URC), together with six global and regional anchor partners and some 50 technical institutions around the globe.

Our activities have catalyzed action by:

  • Informing ministerial resolutions on child protection, urban health and respectful maternal care in East Central and Southern Africa
  • Advancing evidence-based approaches to community based mental health and psychosocial support
  • Pioneering mentorship models for post-partum hemorrhage care
  • Guiding future US Government investments through country-based evaluation findings in Guinea and Jordan
  • Modifying essential drug list in Madagascar through partner-engaged research
  •  Influencing the uptake of respectful maternal care approaches in East Africa through evidence-based advocacy
  • Supporting the establishment of the International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP) as an independent entity

Countries Engaged Across 6 Regions

Thematic Networks

Global Partners

Research Studies Conducted

Enhancing Capacity for Global Implementation Science

One of the ISC’s primary goals is to explore implementation science (IS) capacity development opportunities, their utility, and availability across contexts and for different audiences. We seek to identify what works, the major challenges and how to improve IS training aims and modalities to better meet real-world needs.

Learn more by watching highlights from the ISC’s panel discussions during the 2023 Consortium of Universities for Global Health Annual Meeting.

Stakeholders need a neutral space to collaborate.  We accelerate evidence-based decision-making by: