Health Research Program
Project Summary:

Translating Research into Action (TRAction)

The TRAction project (2011-2017) developed, tested, and compared different approaches to effectively deliver, increase use, and scale-up maternal, newborn, and child health interventions. Led by the University Research Co., LLC with the Harvard School of Public Health, TRAction was a flagship project for the Health Research Program.

While effective solutions exist to resolve many health problems in low and middle income countries, they are often not applied nationally or integrated into routine practice. In response to this challenge, TRAction supported studies on implementation research methods, innovative models to improve service delivery and eliminate barriers to scale-up of effective interventions, and replication of effective health interventions in other settings. By providing critically-needed evidence to program implementers and policy makers, TRAction addressed the “know-do” gap by moving effective interventions into practice that address maternal and child health challenges in low and middle income countries.

To learn more about the project and its accomplishments visit the TRAction project website. Check out TRAction’s contributions to respectful maternity care.