Moving anti-racism in implementation science from the margins to the center

Despite the exponential growth of research on health inequities in the new millennium, there has not been significant progress in reducing health inequities. Because it was established to facilitate the uptake of evidence-based practice and research, Implementation Science provides an important lens through which to refine, evaluate, implement, and deimplement interventions that could reduce health inequities. In this presentation, I argue that Implementation Science could lead health equity research if an anti-racism and pursuing health equity became fundamental to the science of closing the research-practice gap. The goal of this presentation is to illustrate how an anti-racism approach can help refine implementation science’s contributions to health promotion and health equity research.