Journal article

Using Implementation Science For Health Adaptation: Opportunities For Pacific Island Countries

Christopher J Boyer, Kathryn Bowen, Virginia Murray, Johnny Hadley, Jimmy Jaghoro Hilly, Jeremy J Hess, Kristie L Ebi

HEALTH AFFAIRS | PROJECT HOPE | Published : 2020

Abstract

The health risks of a changing climate are immediate and multifaceted. Policies, plans, and programs to reduce climate-related health impacts exist, but multiple barriers hinder the uptake of these strategies, and information remains limited on the factors affecting implementation. Implementation science-a discipline focused on systematically examining the gap between knowledge and action-can address questions related to implementation and help the health sector scale up successful adaptation measures in response to climate change. Implementation science, in the context of a changing climate, can guide decision makers in introducing and prioritizing potential health adaptation and disaster r..

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