TRAction: Translating Research into Action
The Translating Research into Action (TRAction) Project is a five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Leader with Associate Cooperative Agreement. This health research grants project focuses on maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) and other related services. The project is directed by University Research Co., LLC in collaboration with partner Harvard University School of Public Health.
The project addresses the “know-do” gap in the translation of research validating new and effective interventions into scaled-up use in field programs. Many solutions to health problems in developing countries exist, but they are often not applied nationwide as a part of routine practice in the countries’ health care systems.
TRAction is part of USAID’s Health Research Program (HaRP), USAID’s approach to research and the translation of research into use. HaRP provides USAID with mechanisms for conducting health research for developing and testing new and better tools, technologies, approaches, policies, and interventions to improve the health status of infants, children, mothers, and families in developing and transitional countries.
URC will solicit proposals primarily on a competitive basis and award grants to research organizations, especially host country research institutions, to study and evaluate ways to most effectively and efficiently introduce, implement, and scale up evidence-based MNCH interventions.