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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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Ducey, Ariel; Ross, Sue; Pott, Terilyn; Thompson, Carmen – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2017
Using data from interviews with Health Technology Assessment (HTA) professionals in Canada, this paper shows their views of the appropriate role of, and evidence required for, HTA are associated with values and norms. Recognizing HTA as a moral economy helps to explain when and why HTA professionals' views of what HTA should and can do are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Moral Values, Health, Norms
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Holmes, Bev J.; Best, Allan; Davies, Huw; Hunter, David; Kelly, Michael P.; Marshall, Martin; Rycroft-Malone, Joanne – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2017
Worldwide, policymakers, health system managers, practitioners and researchers struggle to use evidence to improve policy and practice. There is growing recognition that this challenge relates to the complex systems in which we work. The corresponding increase in complexity-related discourse remains primarily at a theoretical level. This paper…
Descriptors: Health Programs, Health Services, Policy Formation, Praxis
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Marchildon, Gregory P.; Fletcher, Amber J. – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
The ability to think in terms of a system is critical to achieving common direction, alignment, and commitment in highly distributed health systems. In Canada, provincial and territorial ministries of health provide leadership on the direction of health reform while leadership to align system levels is determined by a far more distributed group of…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Health Services, Leadership Effectiveness, Conflict
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Oelke, Nelly; Wilhelm, Amanda; Jackson, Karen – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
The role of nurses in primary care is poorly understood and many are not working to their full scope of practice. Building on previous research, this knowledge translation (KT) project's aim was to facilitate nurses' capacity to optimise their practice in these settings. A Summit engaging Alberta stakeholders in a deliberative discussion was the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperation, Nurses, Primary Health Care
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Edelstein, Hilary – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
This study examines elements of collaborative research partnerships (CRPs) between university researchers and organisations who engage in knowledge mobilisation activities in education. The study uses key informant interviews and document analysis from one type of partnership, and a survey of university-community partnerships across Canada to…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Research Projects, Interviews, Content Analysis
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Hare, Kathleen A.; Dubé, Anik; Marshall, Zack; Gahagan, Jacqueline; Harris, Gregory E.; Tucker, Maryanne; Dykeman, Margaret; MacDonald, Jo-Ann – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
Policy scoping reviews are an effective method for generating evidence-informed policies. However, when applying guiding methodological frameworks to complex policy evidence, numerous, unexpected challenges can emerge. This paper details five challenges experienced and addressed by a policy trainee-led, multi-disciplinary research team, while…
Descriptors: Health Services, Health Promotion, Health Programs, Public Policy
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Notarianni, Maryann; Sundar, Purnima; Carter, Charles – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
Using the best available evidence to inform decision making is important for the design or delivery of effective health-related services and broader public policy. Several studies identify barriers and facilitators to evidence-informed decision making in Canadian health settings. This paper describes how the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence, Mental Health Programs, Theory Practice Relationship
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Traynor, Robyn; Dobbins, Maureen; DeCorby, Kara – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2015
The investment of decision makers in research can increase the likelihood that relevant and timely practice-based research questions are asked and that these findings are readily taken up into policy and practice. While many positive benefits may be gained from this type of research, various challenges may also arise along the way. These include:…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Research Problems, Policy, Theory Practice Relationship
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Cooper, Amanda – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2014
Knowledge mobilisation (KMb) attempts to address research-policy-practice gaps in education. Research brokering organisations (RBOs) are third party, intermediary organisations whose active role between research producers and users is a catalyst for research use in education. Sample: 44 Canadian RBOs in the education sector. Methodology: employed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Management, Research, Measurement Techniques
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Ouimet, Mathieu; Bédard, Pierre-Olivier; Léon, Grégory; Dagenais, Christian – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2014
This study provides an empirical test of the assumption that the credibility of the messenger is one of the factors that influence knowledge mobilisation among policy makers. This general hypothesis was tested using a database of 321 social scientists from the province of Quebec that combines survey and bibliometric data. A regression model was…
Descriptors: Evidence, Faculty, Regression (Statistics), Knowledge Level
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Willis, Cameron D.; Best, Allan; Riley, Barbara; Herbert, Carol P.; Millar, John; Howland, David – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2014
Incremental approaches to introducing change in Canada's health systems have not sufficiently improved the quality of services and outcomes. Further progress requires 'large system transformation', considered to be the systematic effort to generate coordinated change across organisations sharing a common vision and goal. This essay draws on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Services, Change Strategies, Systems Approach
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Phipps, David; Morton, Sarah – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2013
Employing knowledge brokers is one way that universities and research centres have responded to the increasing emphasis on the wider usefulness and uptake of research beyond the academy. While there is an increase in the numbers of such professionals, there has been little focus on their roles, skills and development. In this paper, two knowledge…
Descriptors: Reflection, Knowledge Level, Facilitators (Individuals), Administrators
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Duda, Michelle A.; Riopelle, Richard J.; Brown, Jacquie – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2013
Using principles of Applied Implementation Science, this paper examines strategies for systematically selecting and operationalising National clinical practice guidelines and intentionally creating implementation supports to ensure high fidelity use and sustainable application and outcomes. In the spirit of participatory action research, key…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Theory Practice Relationship, Capacity Building, Public Health
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Hobin, Erin P.; Hayward, Sarah; Riley, Barbara; Di Ruggiero, Erica; Birdsell, Judy – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2012
Population and public health research has been shifting from describing factors that shape health to an interrogation of the processes and outcomes underpinning policy and programme interventions. This shift has given rise to acknowledging population health intervention research (PHIR) as a distinct field of study in Canada. Given that PHIR aims…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence Based Practice, Population Education, Health Education