The overarching goal of the Research Adoption Support Center (RASC) is to improve the dissemination and implementation (D&I) research capacity of the HD2A Innovation Projects and leverage this work to enhance the impact of D&I in research beyond HD2A. We strive to increase the chances for anyone, anywhere to receive the best possible treatment for addiction and pain-related conditions. The RASC also provides coordination, communication infrastructure, and logistical support to the HD2A Program.
Two Centers, Mission
In Fall 2022, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) awarded Stanford University School of Medicine two national centers focused on dissemination and implementation science in addiction and its treatment.
The Center for Dissemination & Implementation at Stanford [C-DIAS] is dedicated to improving the science of implementation in addiction treatment through designing and testing measures and tools for the field, and training the next generation of addiction D&I experts (P50DA05402).
The U2C Research Adoption Support Center [RASC] is committed to improving NIDA-funded innovative research projects’ chances for generalizable and sustainable impact by using practical methods to elevate the potential “implementability” of their findings (U2CDA057717).
Whereas C-DIAS primarily focuses on creating novel designs and adapting inventions, RASC focuses on practical and widespread translation to the field and community.
Both centers assemble a national team of experts with a joint mission: To get the best addiction treatment available to the people who need it the most.