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Exploring the importance of evidence in local health and wellbeing strategies

Kneale, D; Rojas-Garcia, A; Thomas, J; (2018) Exploring the importance of evidence in local health and wellbeing strategies. Journal of Public Health , 40 (Supp 1) i13-i23. 10.1093/pubmed/fdx152. Green open access

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Abstract

As evidence generators, we need to respond to the changes in the health delivery landscape if we are to continue to support public health decision-makers to make informed and judicious evidence-based choices. This study employs documentary analysis to (i) explore the extent of research evidence use in public health decision-making; (ii) to analyse occurrences of research evidence use in decision-making and (iii) to ascertain whether patterns of evidence use overlap with other area characteristics. Health and Wellbeing Strategies constitute the main source of documentary evidence. Initial results highlight that local areas are undertaking their own programmes of research that are used to inform specific questions, although the methodological robustness of these studies is unknown. There are also commonalities with previous findings, particularly with regard to the underutilization of qualitative research evidence and evidence on the effectiveness of interventions. Using Qualitative Comparative Analysis, this paper also highlights that underutilization of more academic research evidence appears disproportionally weighted towards areas with some of the most complex needs but that are not receiving the highest level of spending to meet these challenges. These areas in particular may be those where knowledge brokerage activities may have the greatest impacts.

Type: Article
Title: Exploring the importance of evidence in local health and wellbeing strategies
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdx152
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdx152
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Public, Environmental & Occupational Health, Management and policy, Public health, Research, PUBLIC-HEALTH, DECISION-MAKING
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Social Research Institute
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Division of Psychiatry
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10048287
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