Journal article

The nature of evidence resources and knowledge translation for health promotion practitioners

Rebecca Armstrong, Elizabeth Waters, Belinda Crockett, Helen Keleher

HEALTH PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2007

Abstract

Governments and other public health agencies have become increasingly interested in evidence-informed policy and practice. Translating research evidence into programmatic change has proved challenging and the evidence around how to effectively promote and facilitate this process is still relatively limited. This paper presents the findings from an evaluation of a series of evidence-based health promotion resources commissioned by the Victorian Department of Human Services. The evaluation used qualitative methods to explore how practitioners for whom the resources were intended, viewed and used them. Document and literature review and analysis, and a series of key informant interviews and foc..

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