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NCCHPP Webinar - Sharing Knowledge with the Advisors of Policy Makers - A Couple of Myths, a Couple of Tips, Click to watch and listen to the recording of the webinar.

Knowledge Sharing and Public Policy series - Method and Preliminary Results of a Literature Review 
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Knowledge Sharing and Public Policy series - A Representation of Influence Processes
 730 K

Social Media in Public Health
 769 K

Planning Knowledge Sharing in the Context of a Health Impact Assessment
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Research Matters Knowledge Translation Toolkit. On the site of the International Development Research Centre.

Knowledge exchange strategies for interventions and policy in public health. Kouri, D. (2009).  Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, Volume 5, Number 1, January 2009 , pp. 71-83(13). Abstract on the site of ingentaconnect.

Facilitating a knowledge translation process: Knowledge review and facilitation tool. Lemire, N., Souffez, K., and Laurendeau, M.-C. (2009).  9 MB. On the site of the Institut national de santé publique du Québec.

Political and institutional influences on the use of evidence in public health policy. A systematic review. Liverani, M., Hawkins, B., & Parkhurst, J.O. (2013). PLoS ONE, 8(10): e77404, 1-9. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0077404. Free access.

Connecting research and policy. Lomas, J. (2000). Isuma: Canadian Journal of Policy Research, 1(1), 140-144. Free access.

Florence Morestin

Since last year, we have continued to develop a series of documents that explores the topic of sharing knowledge (especially, public health knowledge) in the context of public policy development. 

In addition to the document that provides an overview of the processes through which knowledge can influence public policy (a topic we also discussed and illustrated during a webinar), we have also published:


- a mapping of the knowledge-sharing contexts studied in the documents selected for our literature review on this topic;

- an interactive table that makes it possible to sort these 105 documents by type of context studied; and,

- a short document that presents a ready-to-copy combination of keywords, intended for those who wish to identify documents on knowledge sharing targeting public policies through the OVID, EBSCO and ProQuest interfaces.

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Forthcoming in 2016: The first thematic-analysis document based on our literature review (with more to follow), dealing with how the advisors of policy makers handle scientific knowledge. In December 2016 we will present a webinar on the same topic with a special focus on the situation in Canada.

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How can we increase the influence of public health knowledge on public policy development? Such knowledge alone cannot determine decisions. However, it does have a role to play.
In 2013, we published three documents on knowledge sharing. The first one explained how to plan and integrate knowledge-sharing activities while implementing a health impact assessment.
Knowledge sharing relating to online training in HIA, to our project in analyzing public policies, and in policy adoption and implementation.
During the past year, our efforts in the project area of knowledge sharing have largely been directed towards our knowledge translation processes.
The obstacles and facilitating factors for the use of research evidence by policy-makers have been documented...
The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.