Initiative to Advance Implementation Science in Nutrition
A collaboration between Vitamin Angels and the Center for Human Nutrition at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The Initiative to Advance Implementation Science in Nutrition was formalized in 2022 to generate and disseminate evidence that can accelerate effective introduction and/or scaling of maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) interventions.
We aim to prevent maternal and child undernutrition globally and follow a systematic implementation science approach to understanding and addressing barriers and enablers to effective and quality implementation of health interventions, strategies, and policies. At the core of our efforts is our capacity to unite and mobilize a broad range of partners at the local, regional, and global levels. Our partners include governments, ministries of health, multilateral agencies, INGOs, NGOs, technical partners, academic institutions, and private sector organizations working to reach the most nutritionally vulnerable groups—pregnant women, infants, and young children.
Through the Initiative to Advance Implementation Science, we:
- Address barriers to the implementation of effective and quality evidence-based nutrition interventions.
- Provide access to technical expertise and a broad network of partners including government, NGO, and academic institutions.
- Generate and analyze data, share knowledge, and accelerate global advocacy for the introduction and/or scaling of nutrition interventions.
The Initiative to Advance Implementation Science in Nutrition conducts research and facilitates research opportunities for graduate students. The Initiative is composed of public health nutritionists from Vitamin Angels and the Center for Human Nutrition at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and is governed by an advisory committee with representatives from both organizations.
Read more about the collaboration, the contributing researchers and advisors, and the work that is being conducted on various continents across the world.