In fall 2021, the Translational Science Benefits Model project team at the Center for Public Health Systems Science at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis worked with the Implementation Research Institute (IRI) to develop six impact case studies demonstrating how implementation science can improve health services and change communities.
The case studies showcase the impact of IRI fellows’ and alums’ work, and the impact of the IRI itself as a mentored network. Principal investigators for the six research projects used the Translating for Impact toolkit Case Study Builder to develop their case studies.
The Translational Science Benefits Model (TSBM) is a framework for assessing the health and societal benefits of clinical and translational science. The framework was developed by a cross-disciplinary team including members of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS), Bernard Becker Medical Library at Washington University School of Medicine, and the Center for Public Health Systems Science at the Brown School at Washington University. The TSBM can help researchers, administrators and policymakers measure the impact of their work in four distinct domains: CLINICAL, COMMUNITY, ECONOMIC, and POLICY.