One priority of the Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions’ Dissemination and Implementation Science Core is to: communicate Center findings locally and nationally. We do this through a rigorous but efficient Distribution Request process.  If you are familiar with the process and want to submit a distribution request, click here.  Or, continue reading below for a brief explanation and overview of the process.

The Distribution Process

Getting Started

First and foremost, thank you for prioritizing Flint in your research!  We are here to help you share your findings. The first few questions you might consider when drafting a proposal are…

  • Who will your audience be?
  • What data will you be using?
  • Is the presentation formal or informal?

There are 3 types of product submission categories:

  1. Fast Track; examples: theses/dissertations, and products that received support from the FCHES
  2. Expedited Review; examples: non-scientific publications, all community products, and colloquia, conference abstracts, conference presentations, and conference proceedings
  3. Full Review; examples: scientific publications, technical, and protocol papers

Please use the decision tree below when determining what type of review is best suited for your product. Note: All products require you to submit a Distribution Request.

Once your request is submitted, you will receive an acknowledgment email that includes a description of the next steps in the submission and review process. As of 2019, the Center plans to review all submissions every month and provide feedback on all proposals within one month’s time.

Fast Track

If your request is eligible for Fast Track your product will be acknowledged during the monthly joint DISC/Administrative Core meeting. Products in this category do not receive a review.

Expedited Review Process

If your request is eligible for an Expedited Review your product will be reviewed by the DISC and Administrative Core. Note: All community products are reviewed by the Community Review Team, whose members are from the FCHES Consortium Core. You will receive feedback about your product and once approved it is posted in our Product Directory. Click here to view the list of all products in the directory.

Full Review Process

If your request is eligible for a Full Review, it completes a two-step approval process followed by the author returning a published product to the FCHES Scientific Publications Coordinator.

Proposal Phase

When you submit a Distribution Request, your product enters the proposal phase. Once reviewed, you will receive feedback about whether your product is approved to move to the Production Phase where you will submit a substantive product draft, like a draft of a manuscript you intend to send to a journal for publication. 

Production Phase

After you submit your product draft, you will get feedback about whether it has been fully approved for submission.  Once your product has received full approval, you are ready to submit your publication!

Public Phase

After we receive your product or publication, our SPC will post it in our Product Directory.  Click here to view the list of all products in the directory.

Ready to submit a distribution request?  Click here