Dissemination and Implementation Awards

The Dissemination and Implementation Awards program provides funding to research teams so they can apply research to the real world, with the ultimate goal of improving human health. 

It awards a total of $20,000 to 6-12 collaborations between University researchers and Minnesota-based community organizations to support the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based health strategies.

This program is not currently accepting applications. 



Anne Blaes (Medical School) and Trudi Meloche (Gilda’s Club)

Project title: Survivorship Care for Cancer Survivors: Disseminating the Findings

Marla Eisenberg (Medical School-Pediatrics) and Craig Wethington (Minnesota Department of Education)

Project title: Sharing New Approaches to Bullying Prevention in Minnesota Schools

Sarah Gollust (School of Public Health) and Kristine Rhodes (American Indian Cancer Foundation)

Project title: Dissemination of HPV Vaccine Educational Materials for American Indian Parents of Adolescents

Brian Isetts (College of Pharmacy) and Mary Fischer (Southern Prairie Community Care)

Project title: Disseminating the Science of Accountable Medication Use

Katy Kozhimannil (School of Public Health) and LaDonna Redmond (Doula Access Project)

Project title: Reducing Disparities in Birth Outcomes: The Wisdom of Community Doulas

Laura Miller (Medical School) and Michele Mandrich (Broadway Family Medicine)

Project title: Postpartum Depression Screening in a Primary Care Clinic: Dissemination and Further Research

Laura Palombi (College of Pharmacy-Duluth) and Laura Bennett (Carlton-Cook-Lake-St. Louis Community Health Board)

Project title: Carlton County Community Forum Addressing Heroin and Opioid Abuse

Renee Sieving (School of Nursing) and Susan Castellano (Minnesota Department of Health)

Project title: Prime Time Implementation Project


Rebecca Shlafer (Pediatrics) and Wendy Hellerstedt (School of Public Health)

Project title: “Interdisciplinary Institute on the Reproductive Health of Incarcerated Women in Minnesota”

Patricia Shannon (School of Social Work)

Project title: “Dissemination & Implementation of Best Practices and Results of an Evaluation of the Mental Health Service Delivery System for Refugees”


Questions? Contact cearch@umn.edu