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ERIC Number: EJ1151561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
Involvement of External Stakeholders in Local Health Policymaking Process: A Case Study from Odense Municipality, Denmark
Karlsson, Leena Eklund; Jakobsen, Mette Winge; Winblad, Malin; Aro, Arja R.
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v13 n3 p433-454 Aug 2017
Collaboration between research and policy is an essential element for knowledge-based public health. However, only half of the Danish municipalities have experience with collaborating with researchers or other stakeholders. Through content analysis of interviews and policy documents the study explores the involvement of external stakeholders in local health policymaking and public officials' perceptions on involving them. Main involvement was through a personal contact or through a regular hearing. The purpose of involvement was mostly tactical or to solve problems. Politicians had substantial influence on the involvement of external stakeholders, allowing only a few to contribute in a closed policymaking process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark
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