About Us

Leveraging Partnerships

The Implementation Science Collaborative (ISC) is the output of USAID’s Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development (HEARD) project managed by University Research Co., LLC (URC). The ISC champions and facilitates the use of data to improve health interventions, practices, programs, and policies in low and middle-income countries. We strategically involve diverse implementers, advocates, policy makers, researchers and donors to drive sustainable change that protects and empowers vulnerable communities.

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

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