Thor Jeppson from PROKids Presents at National Dissemination and Implementation Conference

Thor Jeppson, research specialist for PROKids, recently presented at the 8th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health in Washington, DC. “Identifying barriers and solutions to research participation for chronically ill children and teens” is part of Dr. Elizabeth Cox’s PCORI-funded Project ACE, a randomized controlled trial of a family-centered intervention to improve diabetes self-management in children and adolescents. Jeppson and his co-authors describe how they used interviews and stakeholder advisory boards to identify barriers to trial participation for chronically ill children and adolescents. In addition to identifying barriers, this stakeholder engagement process also identified a variety of potential solutions to overcome those barriers. Organized by Academy Health and the National Institutes of Health, the Annual Conference is the largest national meeting on dissemination and implementation science.