Many public health programs fail to achieve their full potential and emerging trends including demographic transitions, globalization, and social and cultural transitions will always pose new implementation challenges to public health that require innovative interdisciplinary solutions. Innovations are key to success in public health and the evidence of their effectiveness is not confirmed in laboratories, but in their demonstrated implementation in diverse settings and contexts. The field of implementation science has now emerged to investigate the method to facilitate real-world adoption of innovative intervention strategies. Implementation Science is the connection between two equally important components: implementation research and implementation practices. Implementation Science includes the use of strategies to adopt and integrate evidence-based health interventions and change practice patterns within specific settings. This panel will showcase the latest research in the field of implementation science applied to health care and programs. It is also an opportunity for applied-health researchers and policy makers to share their latest research in implementation science which serves to bridge the gap between research, practice and policy. One of these projects in the field of Implementation Science is The Synthesis and Translation of Research and Innovations from Polio Eradication (STRIPE) - a multicountry project which aims to map and synthesize lessons learned from global polio eradication initiatives, exploring implementation challenges, strategies, and pathways within diverse contexts and across epidemiological typologies via a mixed-methods approach. Project outputs from this study will be translated into academic and training programs for various global health audiences.