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Masood, Sara; Kothari, Anita; Regan, Sandra – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2018
Background: ways of perceiving evidence by public health managers, practitioners and policymakers is one of the key determinants of evidence uptake. Recent public health policy in Ontario requires programmes to be based on evidence. Therefore, understanding views about evidence in both practice and policy contexts is important to bridge the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Health, Evidence, Theory Practice Relationship
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Rushmer, Rosemary; Shucksmith, Janet – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2018
In this paper the development of askFuse is used as a case study to illustrate contextual and system barriers to universities providing useful, usable and timely research evidence in response to local practice and policy partners' stated public health research needs. Entrenched systems (research excellence framework, academic career pathways,…
Descriptors: Barriers, Research Utilization, Public Health, Case Studies
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Frost, Helen; Geddes, Rosemary; Haw, Sally; Jackson, Caroline A.; Jepson, Ruth; Mooney, John D.; Frank, John – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2012
Despite a burgeoning literature on, and widespread interest in, knowledge translation and exchange in public health, few articles provide an account of the actual experiences of knowledge brokerage organisations. The Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) was formed in 2008 to: identify public health interventions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Management, Public Health, Evidence Based Practice
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South, Jane; Cattan, Mima – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2014
Effective knowledge translation processes are critical for the development of evidence-based public health policy and practice. This paper reports on the design and implementation of an innovative approach to knowledge translation within a mixed methods study on lay involvement in public health programme delivery. The study design drew on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Health, Evidence Based Practice, Public Policy
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Crammond, Bradley R.; Carey, Gemma – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2017
The considerable evidence base linking social conditions to population health has spurred many in public health to call for political action. Most of these conditions fall outside the purview of health departments, meaning that advocates are increasingly calling on other government sectors to improve health. Whether levelled at the…
Descriptors: Public Health, Social Change, Evidence Based Practice, Epidemiology
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Zardo, Pauline; Collie, Alex; Livingstone, Charles – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2015
Organisational factors can affect the success of interventions aimed at increasing research use. Research is needed to identify organisational factors affecting research use in specific public health policy contexts. Qualitative interviews with decision makers from a specific public health context identified a range of organisational factors that…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Organizational Climate, Intervention, Research
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McCabe, Karen Elizabeth; Wallace, Annie; Crosland, Ann – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2015
This paper introduces a model for collaborative working to facilitate knowledge mobilisation in public health. The model has been developed by university researchers who worked collaboratively with public health commissioners and strategic partners to evaluate a portfolio of short-term funded interventions to inform re-commissioning. Within this…
Descriptors: Public Health, Cooperation, Models, Research and Development
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Wyndham-West, Michelle; Wiktorowicz, Mary; Tsasis, Peter – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2018
This article captures how scientific uncertainty is negotiated and its implications on public health policy. Through the case study of the Human Papillomavirus vaccine in Canada, we investigated how policymakers engage in 'sensemaking', the process whereby policymakers mediate shifting informational terrain to come to an understanding of what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Health, Public Policy, Immunization Programs
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Jessani, Nasreen; Kennedy, Caitlin; Bennett, Sara – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2017
This article examines the complex interactions and strategies for engagement--both existing as well as desired--between academic Knowledge Brokers (KBs) and national health policymakers in Kenya. Based on semi-structured interviews with academic KBs and university leaders from six Schools of Public Health (SPHs) as well as national policymakers,…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making, Public Health, Foreign Countries
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Smith, Katherine E.; Weishaar, Heide – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2018
The past two decades witnessed the international consensus around the idea that health policy decisions should be 'evidence-based'. These efforts have stimulated a wealth of studies explicitly concerned with understanding the use of research evidence in policy. The majority of such studies suggest there are few examples of public health policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Health, Evidence Based Practice, Policy Formation
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Collie, Alex; Zardo, Pauline; McKenzie, Donna Margaret; Ellis, Niki – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
This study explores the views and experiences of knowledge translation of 14 Australian public health academics. Capacity to engage in knowledge translation is influenced by factors within the academic context and the interaction of the academic and policy environments. Early and mid-career researchers reported a different set of experiences and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Public Health, Educational Researchers
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de Goede, Joyce; Steenkamer, Betty; Treurniet, Henriëtte; Putters, Kim; van Oers, Hans – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2011
A comprehensive report has been prepared on the state of public health and healthcare in the Midden-Holland region of the Netherlands. This study describes the development of the report and the mechanisms behind public health knowledge utilisation by three groups of health policy actors: local authorities, public health professionals and regional…
Descriptors: Public Health, Foreign Countries, Health Services, Research Utilization
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Jessani, Nasreen S.; Babcock, Carly; Siddiqi, Sameer; Davey-Rothwell, Melissa; Ho, Shirley; Holtgrave, David R. – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2018
Background: Relationships between academic faculty and decision makers have been documented as an important factor in the evidence-to-policy process. However, knowledge about the breadth, depth and dynamic quality of these relationships often remains unknown therefore rendering the potential for influence untapped, uncoordinated, redundant or…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Social Networks, Network Analysis, Interpersonal Relationship
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Riley, Barbara; Norman, Cameron D.; Best, Allan – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2012
There are tradeoffs in knowledge synthesis--for example, between comprehensiveness and timeliness, between generalisability and policy relevance. The tradeoffs are particularly challenging for public health. A growing international community is grappling with building more relevant and useful knowledge bases, to facilitate use of this knowledge in…
Descriptors: Public Health, Systems Approach, Synthesis
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Karlsson, Leena Eklund; Jakobsen, Mette Winge; Winblad, Malin; Aro, Arja R. – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 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…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stakeholders, Researchers, Content Analysis
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