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Evidence-based Public HealthEffectiveness and efficiency$
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Amanda Killoran and Mike P. Kelly

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199563623

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.001.0001

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Informing public health policy with the best available evidence

Informing public health policy with the best available evidence

(p.436) Chapter 30 Informing public health policy with the best available evidence
Evidence-based Public Health

Laurie M Anderson

David V McQueen

Oxford University Press

In public health, the use of research synthesis in the interest of improving population health outcomes has gained wide acceptance, coupled with the recognition that meaningful translation and dissemination must also occur if new knowledge is to influence health policy and programme decisions. But an integrated approach to knowledge generation, synthesis, dissemination, uptake, and evaluation has yet to be realized in most public health settings. This chapter discusses the advantages of knowledge synthesis approaches to support public health decision making, perspectives on the translation of knowledge for different purposes, and the importance of creating institutional capacity to support evidence-informed public health policies.

Keywords:   knowledge synthesis, public health, health policy, decision making

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