Author Archives: Health Research Policy and Systems

Community readiness assessment for obesity research: pilot implementation of the Healthier…

This article reports on the development of a systematic approach to assess for community readiness prior to implementation of a behavioural intervention for childhood obesity.

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Estimating the returns to United Kingdom publicly funded musculoskeletal disease research in…

Building on an approach applied to cardiovascular and cancer research, we estimated the economic returns from United Kingdom public- and charitable-funded musculoskeletal disease (MSD) research that arise from…

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Engaging stakeholders in implementation research: lessons from the Future Health Systems…

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A participatory action research approach to strengthening health managers’ capacity at…

Many approaches to improving health managers’ capacity in poor countries, particularly those pursued by external agencies, employ non-participatory approaches and often seek to circumvent (rather than strength…

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Learning by doing in practice: a roundtable discussion about stakeholder engagement in…

Researchers and policy-makers alike increasingly recognise the importance of engaging diverse perspectives in implementation research.

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Participatory monitoring and evaluation approaches that influence decision-making: lessons from…

The use of participatory monitoring and evaluation (M&E) approaches is important for guiding local decision-making, promoting the implementation of effective interventions and addressing emerging issues in the…

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Engaging stakeholders: lessons from the use of participatory tools for improving maternal and…

Effective stakeholder engagement in research and implementation is important for improving the development and implementation of policies and programmes.

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Measurement of the translation and impact from a childhood obesity trial programme: rationale…

There is growing recognition amongst health and medical research funders and researchers that translation of research into policy and practice needs to increase and that more transparency is needed on how impa…

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The researchers’ role in knowledge translation: a realist evaluation of the development and…

In examining an initiative to develop and implement new cancer diagnostic pathways in two English localities, this paper evaluates ‘what works’ and examines the role of researchers in facilitating knowledge tr…

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A mixed-methods study of system-level sustainability of evidence-based practices in 12…

In recent decades, evidence-based practices (EBPs) have been broadly promoted in community behavioural health systems in the United States of America, yet reported EBP penetration rates remain low.

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Alliance members’ roles in collective field-building: an assessment of leadership and…

The Population Health Intervention Research Initiative for Canada (PHIRIC) is a multi-stakeholder alliance founded in 2006 to advance population health intervention research (PHIR).

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Policymakers’ experience of a capacity-building intervention designed to increase their use…

An intervention’s success depends on how participants interact with it in local settings.

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Improving health promotion through central rating of interventions: the need for Responsive…

In several countries, attempts are made to improve health promotion by centrally rating the effectiveness of health promotion interventions.

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Collaborative action for person-centred coordinated care (P3C): an approach to support the…

Fragmented care results in poor outcomes for individuals with complexity of need.

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