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Allen, William L. – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2017
Civil society organisations increasingly mediate the creation and exchange of evidence in their activities with policy-makers and practitioners. This article extends knowledge on evidence in policy-making settings to civil society contexts. As an exploratory and qualitative study, it shows how nine UK-based organisations working on issues…
Descriptors: Evidence, Qualitative Research, Citizen Participation, Evidence Based Practice
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Kapiriri, Lydia; Sinding, Christina; Arnold, Emmy – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2017
There is limited literature on how donors conceptualise and prioritise evidence in healthcare priority setting (PS) affecting low income countries (LICs). We interviewed 35 donors and reviewed their websites to describe how they conceptualise, prioritise and perceive the role evidence plays in their organisation's healthcare prioritisation…
Descriptors: Evidence, Health Programs, Low Income, Qualitative Research
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Barnsley, Kathryn; Walters, E. Haydn; Wood-Baker, Richard – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2017
Tasmania led in several areas of tobacco control legislation reform in the period 1997 to 2010. Despite this, Tasmania lagged in other crucial areas, particularly the allocation of resources for community education, mass media campaigns and cessation programmes. Key impediments were crony capitalism; the conservative ideology of "white…
Descriptors: Barriers, Smoking, Psychological Patterns, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Brennan, Sue E.; Cumpston, Miranda; Misso, Marie L.; McDonald, Steve; Murphy, Matthew J.; Green, Sally E. – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
The Policy Liaison Initiative (PLI) is a long-term knowledge translation initiative designed to support the use of Cochrane systematic reviews in health policy. A joint initiative between the Australasian Cochrane Centre and Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, the PLI includes: 1) a community of practice for evidence-informed…
Descriptors: Program Design, Formative Evaluation, Policy, Health
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Fisher, Matthew; Baum, Frances; MacDougall, Colin; Newman, Lareen; McDermott, Dennis – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2015
Despite abundant evidence on social determinants of health (SDH) and health inequities, effective uptake of the evidence in health policies of high-income countries has been limited. Health policies might acknowledge evidence on SDH but still direct most strategies towards biomedical and behavioural interventions. This article reports on a…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Public Policy, Qualitative Research, Policy Analysis
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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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Ellen, Moriah E.; Lavis, John N.; Wilson, Michael G.; Grimshaw, Jeremy; Haynes, R. Brian; Ouimet, Mathieu; Raina, Parminder; Gruen, Russell – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2014
Health system managers and policy makers need timely access to high quality, policy-relevant systematic reviews. Our objectives were to obtain managers' and policy makers' feedback about user-friendly summaries of systematic reviews and about tools related to supporting or assessing their use. Our interviews identified that participants prefer key…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Feedback (Response), Change Agents, Public Health
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Wright, Nicola – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2013
This study describes the experiences of nurses and allied health professionals as first-time knowledge brokers, attempting to bridge the research-practice gap within health care. A qualitative study using in-depth interviews and documentary analysis was conducted. The data was analysed using a thematic analysis strategy. Participants were 17…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Facilitators (Individuals), Novices, Nurses
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Chew, Sarah; Armstrong, Natalie; Martin, Graham – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2013
In healthcare, translating evidence into changed practice remains challenging. Novel interventions are being used to address these challenges, including the use of "knowledge brokers." But how sustainable these roles might be, and the consequences for the individual of enacting such roles, are unknown. We explore these questions by…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Health Services, Case Studies
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Smith, Katherine E.; Kay, Louise; Torres, Jennifer – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2013
The number of think tanks operating in the UK is increasing, providing an ever important source of ideas and research for policy audiences. They have been framed by some as useful intermediaries between research and policy, which academics aiming to influence policy might seek to emulate. Yet, there has been very little empirical work to explore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organizations (Groups), Research, Policy Formation
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Wilson, Michael G.; Lavis, John N. – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2011
Unlike for other health system stakeholders, there have been few visible efforts to support the use of research evidence in community-based organisations (CBOs). To begin to address this gap, we conducted focus groups and interviews with executive directors and programme managers of CBOs from the HIV/AIDS, diabetes and mental health and addictions…
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Qualitative Research, Research Utilization, Evidence Based Practice
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Van Egmond, Stans; Bekker, Marleen; Bal, Roland; van der Grinten, Tom – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2011
The use of evidence in health promotion has become the gold standard, and obliges rethinking how to increase the (often limited) use of evidence in public health policy. Recently calls have been made to reconceptualise science policy relations as dynamic, interactive and co-constructive practices. Building on a qualitative investigation of an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence Based Practice, Health Promotion, Public Health
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de Goede, Joyce; Steenkamer, Betty; Treurniet, HenriĆ«tte; 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