What are the most effective approaches to disseminating research on human services programs? This report reviews relevant literature from human services, health care, and other fields. The study combines dissemination models with communication theory and discusses barriers to dissemination. It offers solutions and principles relevant for dissemination through multiple venues.
"The Value-Added Research Dissemination Framework," is a companion to the literature review. It diagrams and describes a framework for the dissemination of human services research. Framing dissemination as a communications process, it identifies four main phases. In each phase, the framework identifies core challenges and key questions. An overarching theme is that dissemination is not simply what happens after a study is complete; it is relevant to all steps in the research process.