Center for Implementation and Improvement Sciences (CIIS)


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Bringing Science to Quality

The Evans Center for Implementation and Improvement Sciences (CIIS) is a methodological hub for the scientific evaluation of efforts to improve healthcare delivery  that  integrates key components of implementation and improvement sciences with a focus on care within safety net systems.


Specific objectives of CIIS are to:

  1. Guidesupport, and innovate design of projects that rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of efforts to implement healthcare system change.
  2. Identify factors and strategies that accelerate the adoption and promote sustainability of effective healthcare interventions in in safety net systems.
  3. Educate faculty and trainees in Implementation and Improvement Sciences.


What types of help can I get from CIIS:

  • Offer input on evidence-based interventions and implementation strategies to test/use.
  • Assist with theoretical framing and design of quality improvement projects and studies.
  • Consult on design and analysis for validity and publication.
  • Provide linkages to additional expertise; promote collaborations.
  • Provide seed grants, pilot data, and writing assistance.
  • Help us and others learn from our experience.


How do I request help:

  • Step 1: Tell Us About Your Project
    • Complete assistance form.
    • If you have any questions or would like help, contact us.
  • Step 2: Contact from CIIS
    • We will contact you within two business days to gather further detail or book Step 3.
  • Step 3: Meet with CIIS
    • CIIS will connect you to appropriate experts to discuss your needs and create a plan for next steps.


CIIS: Helping turn the wheels of quality

CIIS quality wheel