The implementation of evidence-based physical activity interventions is improved when integrated research-practice partnerships are used. These partnerships consider both research- and practice-based evidence that moves beyond only assessing program efficacy. Our novel hypothesis is that integrated research-practice partnerships may lead to interventions that are practical and effective, reach more participants, and are more likely to be sustained in practice.
We describe a process model for integrating research and practice systems to coproduce intervention strategies that are practical, effective, and sustainable.
1 Department of Health Promotion, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE;
2Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, & Exercise, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA;
3Department of Health Sciences Administration, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Roanoke, VA;
4Department of Family and Community Medicine, Carilion Clinic and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA
Address for correspondence: Paul Estabrooks, Ph.D., 984365 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-4365 (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Accepted for publication: April 8, 2019.
Editor: Ryan E. Rhodes, Ph.D.
Online date: April 19, 2019