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Translation, Dissemination & Implementation

Evidence around translation, dissemination & implementation helps the field of health services research move its findings more effectively into policy and practice. This section offers evidence and programs that help research producers better understand the needs of research users, helps place research in context, and test new and innovative approaches to moving knowledge into action.

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HCFO: A Chapter Closes, but the Evidence Endures

After nearly 30 years, the final grants funded under the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) initiative are coming to a close at the end of December. This work has built on AcademyHealth’s broader efforts to get actionable evidence that can improve health and health care into the hands of decision makers when they need it and in a format they can use.
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Can Evidence Reviews Be Made More Responsive to Policymakers?

AcademyHealth’s Translation and Dissemination Institute is working to pilot innovative approaches to quickly, but rigorously identify and communicate evidence to inform public and private decision-making. This poster gives an overview of the Institute’s work and early lessons learned in getting research into the hands of policy makers at the right time, on the right topic, and in an accessible format.
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Beyond the Headlines: Using Evidence to Inform Health Policy Debates

As we head into inauguration day and prepare for a new administration to enter the White House, we hold firm in our principle that policies affecting health and performance of the health system should be informed by the best and most relevant evidence.
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Evidence-Based State Health Policymaking: Researcher and Policymaker Perspectives

This report explores the general contours of the state policy landscape through surveys administered to researchers and policymakers. The report highlights perceptions of evidence-based health policymaking in the states, identifies potential strategies for generating useful and relevant information that facilitate evidence-based decision making, and points to key strategies in moving that evidence into action.
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