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What changes health policy?

Erica Bell

in Research for Health Policy

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780199549337
Published online February 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191720635 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549337.003.01
 What changes health policy?

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The task of using evidence to influence health policy makers is best approached with the benefit of insight into what changes policy. This chapter offers conceptual and practical understandings of how health policy works, and what changes it. Topics discussed include: models of research in policy change, kinds and uses of information for policy, what is policy-relevant research?, barriers to research-policy transfer, and what researchers can do to shape policy.

Keywords: health policy makers; health research; policy change; policy-relevant research

Chapter.  9702 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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