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Enhancing Implementation of Guidelines and Evidence-based Care in Clinical and Community Settings (ENGAGE) Workshop

October 16 - 17 , 2023
Virtual Zoom Workshop
Monday, October 16, 2023: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM ET
Tuesday, October 17, 2023: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM ET


The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is hosting a virtual workshop titled “Enhancing Implementation of Guidelines and Evidence-based Care in Clinical and Community Settings (ENGAGE)” on Monday, October 16, 2023: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM ET and Tuesday, October 17, 2023: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM ET.

  1. This workshop will examine intrinsic and extrinsic factors related to guidelines development, dissemination, and implementation, and to identify near-term priority gap areas and potential research approaches needed to address them, with the following objectives in mind: 
    To understand how enhancing guideline development, dissemination, and implementation can be configured to improve health decision making and/or efficiency and/or quality of health services; and to reduce health disparities and practice variations. 
  2. To explore factors related to successful approaches to enhancing guidelines implementation in a variety of settings, and identify gap areas.
  3. To highlight programs, resources, and conceptual frameworks that are particularly well-suited to enable successful dissemination and implementation research for enhancing clinical practice guidelines uptake and use.

Key questions for the workshop:

  1. How can successful programs, approaches, and frameworks be leveraged to develop implementation strategies for delivering guideline concordant care in clinical and community settings? 
  2. How can enhanced implementation and dissemination of guidelines reduce health disparities in various settings?  
    • Are there differences in rural versus urban, community versus clinic settings, etc.?
    • How are practice variations best addressed to improve health disparities so everyone who is “guidelines eligible” is referred to and/or receives recommended care?
  3. What are the implications in a post-COVID era for approaches to enhancing guidelines-based care uptake and utilization, for example, expanded use of telehealth, hybrid programs, etc.? 
  4. How can digital health platforms be used to enhance guidelines dissemination and implementation at patient, provider, systems/organizational levels (for example, clinical decision support, behavioral nudges, etc.)? 
  5. How can we best ensure acceptability and adaptations for cultural appropriateness via strong community engagement to facilitate uptake and use of CPGs? How to include patients, caregivers, families? 
  6. What is working well/what are the gaps in current strategies in dissemination of evidence-based practices? Who are guidelines dissemination partners? 
  7. What are the intrinsic factors related to guideline development that facilitate use of the guideline recommendations?  

This workshop is open to the public. Day 1 presentations will be videocast and recorded. Day 2 videocast and recording will only be available from 1:30-4:30 PM ET. 


View agenda here.


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For logistical questions or to request reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, email Rashawn Jones. For programmatic questions, email Dr. Susan Shero.