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What is the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) / University of Melbourne Implementation Science e-Hub?
Advancing knowledge and practice, improving global health.
Our e-Hub is a comprehensive online learning space for knowledge and skill development in implementation research, particularly in relation to chronic and non-communicable diseases.
Our e-Hub is ideal for researchers, policymakers, and practitioners at any stage in their career, from anywhere in the world with an interest in implementation science as an essential aspect of bridging the evidence-to-practice gap. It is an interactive online platform available to all, for free.
Researchers from diverse disciplines can learn, share experience and self-manage their career development, accessing international lectures and relevant case studies.
Free resources and learning aids include:
- Self-directed training programmes
- Evidence summaries
- Interactive learning tools
- Specially curated index of international resources
Who should use the e-Hub?
- Anyone interested in improving their knowledge of implementation research, especially those working in the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases, or in low-resource settings
- Researchers at any stage of their career, from any part of the world
- Healthcare professionals
- Public health professionals
- Policy change and healthcare advocates
- Students and graduates of public health, global health, or other related subjects
- Alumni of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Implementation Science Schools or Workshops
Who created the e-Hub and who writes the content?
The need for the e-Hub was identified through discussions between Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) staff and faculty members of our Implementation Science Schools.
Development and improvement of our e-Hub is continuous, with updates added as the field of implementation science evolves and is overseen by a group of global implementation science experts.
Who funds the e-Hub?
The e-Hub is supported by the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) through a funding agreement with the University of Melbourne and the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Implementation Research for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases.
What is the purpose of the e-Hub?
It is a free resource platform to advance knowledge and practice in implementation science in relation to chronic, non-communicable diseases.
The e-Hub provides an interactive interface for users to learn, communicate and self-manage their career development in the field of implementation science, including:
- Training program: We provide a free training program for researchers at different stages of their career, relevant to implementation science in many different contexts
- Case studies: We select good evidence and case studies that showcase examples of the implementation of interventions including NCDs prevention and control policies.
- Links to international resources: We help researchers connect with specially curated resources across the breadth of the implementation science field.
Who is running the e-Hub?
The e-Hub is supported by the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) through a funding agreement with The University of Melbourne and the WHO Collaborating Centre on Implementation Research for Prevention and Control of NCDs.
Why a e-Hub?
Regardless of your career stage, you will find a lot of helpful information on this e-Hub relevant to the field of implementation science. This includes international resources, information about training programs and workshops, interactive learning quizzes and much more. Our team is continuously improving the functionality, the contents and the quality of this e-Hub to suit your goals and requirements.
If you want to use a video recording/image/lecture notes/audio recording, what are the rules?
The content of the e-Hub is free to access but we kindly request that you attribute any use of the e-Hub in your work (presentations, academic articles, blogs, etc).
We suggest that you use the following citation:
Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases / University of Melbourne/ Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. Implementation Science e-Hub [website]. Available at implementationscience-gacd.org. Accessed ADD DATE.
Information published on this e-Hub is subject to copyright. Whilst much of the information is published under Creative Commons licenses or is in the public domain, it is your responsibility to check the copyright status of those materials that you might like to use.
If you are unsure about using any resources from the e-Hub, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.