Enhancing the use of research in health-promoting, anti-racism policy
Angeline S Ferdinand, Yin Paradies, Margaret Kelaher
HEALTH RESEARCH POLICY AND SYSTEMS | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2017
BACKGROUND: The Localities Embracing and Accepting Diversity (LEAD) programme was established to improve the health of ethnic minority communities through the reduction of racial discrimination. Local governments in the state of Victoria, Australia, were at the forefront of LEAD implementation in collaboration with leading state and national organisations. Key aims included expanding the available evidence regarding effective anti-racism interventions and facilitating the uptake of this evidence in organisational policies and practices. METHODS: One rural and one metropolitan local government areas were selected to participate in LEAD. Key informant interviews and discussions were conducted ..View full abstract
Funding for the LEAD evaluation was provided by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) and the Lowitja Institute. Both VicHealth and Lowitja Institute contributed directly to the evaluation and study design. VicHealth also facilitated data collection, but was not involved in data analysis or interpretation or in writing the manuscript. Lowitja Institute was not involved in data collection, analysis or interpretation, nor in writing the manuscript.