The Affordable Care Act has stimulated rapid changes in US healthcare policy, practice and research environments. Among these changes is increased interest in the field of Dissemination, Implementation and Improvement Science (DII Science). Growth in DII Science is driven partly by increased health system interest in improving cost and quality, and is supported by new research funding programs established by the Patient‐Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), CMS Innovation Center, and other funding agencies.
The Southern California Regional DII Science Symposium will support and accelerate growth in regional activity in DII Science, policy and practice. Symposium activities (including presentations, panel presentations, poster sessions and small-group discussions) will facilitate increased knowledge, awareness, networking, and other building blocks for expanded activity in DII Science. Keynote speakers and panelists include national and regional leaders in research, policy and practice; symposium sponsors include leading regional research institutions and other groups active in DII Science.
All Southern California stakeholders interested in improving health and healthcare are encouraged to attend. We welcome researchers, health care delivery system leaders and clinicians, payors and purchasers, policy leaders, community stakeholders, and others. We encourage you to submit a poster describing your work in DII Science, practice or policy -- and we welcome your participation in Symposium small group sessions and other activities.
The Symposium Call for Abstracts, submission instructions and submission website are available here.
Abstract submissions are due by January 17, 2014 at 5pm (PST) JANUARY 26, 2014 at 10pm (PST)
**Contact information and affiliation for all attendees will be included in the Symposium Program Booklet. If you would like your information to be excluded, please contact Brittney Lee by February 18, 2014.
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The Community Engagement and Research Program of the UCLA CTSI aims to foster equal partnerships between community organizations and academic investigators in order to perform research in areas of interest to the community that addresses the health needs of the community.