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  1. Physical activity recommendations are reached by only a small part of the population. A common problem is that research findings on public health-related topics such as physical activity promotion are oftentim...

    Authors: Laura Wolbring, Anne Kerstin Reimers, Claudia Niessner, Yolanda Demetriou, Steffen Christian Ekkehard Schmidt, Alexander Woll and Hagen Wäsche

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:78

    Content type: Research

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  2. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, commonly referred to as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), was created to increase access to primary care, improve quality of care, and decrease healthcare c...

    Authors: Elizabeth A. Brown, Brandi M. White, Walter J. Jones, Mulugeta Gebregziabher and Kit N. Simpson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:77

    Content type: Research

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  3. All prevention efforts currently being implemented for COVID-19 are aimed at reducing the burden on strained health systems and human resources. There has been little research conducted to understand how SARS-...

    Authors: Valéry Ridde, Lara Gautier, Christian Dagenais, Fanny Chabrol, Renyou Hou, Emmanuel Bonnet, Pierre-Marie David, Patrick Cloos, Arnaud Duhoux, Jean-Christophe Lucet, Lola Traverson, Sydia Rosana de Araujo Oliveira, Gisele Cazarin, Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, Laurence Touré, Abdourahmane Coulibaly…

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:76

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  4. One Health is a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach—working at the local, regional, national, and global levels—with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the inter...

    Authors: Sandul Yasobant, Walter Bruchhausen, Deepak Saxena and Timo Falkenberg

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:75

    Content type: Research

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  5. Research nurses, midwives and allied health professionals are members of an important emergent profession delivering clinical research and, in the United Kingdom, have been the focus of considerable investment...

    Authors: A. McNiven, M. Boulton, L. Locock and L. Hinton

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:74

    Content type: Research

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  6. Various interventions have been undertaken in Iran to promote evidence-informed health policy-making (EIHP). Identifying the challenges in EIHP is the first step toward strengthening EIHP in each country throu...

    Authors: Bahareh Yazdizadeh, Haniye Sadat Sajadi, Farideh Mohtasham, Mahsa Mohseni and Reza Majdzadeh

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:73

    Content type: Research

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  7. Lack of access to essential medicines presents a significant threat to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) in sub-Saharan Africa. Although it is acknowledged that essential medicines policies do not rise...

    Authors: Alison T. Mhazo and Charles C. Maponga

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:72

    Content type: Review

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  8. The number of published economic evaluations of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries is notably scarce. Limited local evidence could have a major impact on the implementation of economic evaluation recomme...

    Authors: Saja H. Almazrou, Shiekha S. Alaujan and Sinaa A. Al-Aqeel

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:71

    Content type: Research

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  9. Viral pandemics have had catastrophic consequences on population health and economies. The Philippine government intends to establish the Virology Institute of the Philippines, one of the key areas of which wi...

    Authors: Reneepearl Kim Sales, Joseph Oraño, Rafael Deo Estanislao, Alfredo Jose Ballesteros and Ma. Ida Faye Gomez

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:70

    Content type: Research

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  10. Health and medical research funding agencies are increasingly interested in measuring the impact of funded research. We present a research impact case study for the first four years of an Australian National H...

    Authors: Mitchell N. Sarkies, Suzanne Robinson, Tom Briffa, Stephen J. Duffy, Mark Nelson, John Beltrame, Louise Cullen, Derek Chew, Julian Smith, David Brieger, Peter Macdonald, Danny Liew and Chris Reid

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:67

    Content type: Research

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  11. Pakistan is among a number of countries facing protracted challenges in addressing maternal mortality with a concomitant weak healthcare system complexed with inequities. Sexual and reproductive health and rig...

    Authors: Qudsia Uzma, Nausheen Hamid, Rizwana Chaudhri, Nadeem Mehmood, Atiya Aabroo, Ellen Thom, Karima Gholbzouri, Ramez Mahaini and Nilmini Hemachandra

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 1):62

    Content type: Case study

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  12. Self-care strategies for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) include practices, tools, and strategies for people to manage their health. Access to SRH services has increased in the Eastern Mediterranean Regio...

    Authors: Carmen H. Logie, Heather Abela, Tarek Turk, Samantha Parker and Karima Gholbzouri

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 1):57

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  13. The World Health Organization 2019 WHO consolidated guideline on self-care interventions for health: sexual and reproductive health and rights includes recommendations on self-administration of injectable contrac...

    Authors: Anne Ammerdorffer, Mark Laws, Arinze Awiligwe, Florence Erb, Wallada Im-Amornphong, A. Metin Gülmezoglu, Lester Chinery, Briana Lucido and Manjulaa Narasimhan

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 1):51

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  14. In Lebanon, HIV is concentrated in both native and refugee communities of men who have sex with men (MSM). For over 10 years, the National AIDS Program (NAP) has offered HIV voluntary counselling and testing t...

    Authors: Ismael Maatouk, Mostafa El Nakib, Moubadda Assi, Patrick Farah, Bertho Makso, Clara El Nakib and Alissar Rady

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 1):50

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  15. Self-care interventions offer a solution to support the achievement of three goals of the World Health Organization (WHO): to improve universal health coverage, reach people in humanitarian situations, and imp...

    Authors: Luna El Bizri, Laila Ghazi Jarrar, Wael K. Ali Ali and Abdifatah H. Omar

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 1):49

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  16. Innovative people-centered care modalities including self-care interventions offer an opportunity to ensure continuity of healthcare services during COVID-19 and in post-COVID-19, as well as contribute to the ...

    Authors: Hala Abou-Taleb, Nada Mohamed, Karima Gholbzouri, Elisa Scolaro, Inaya Ezzeddine, Souhail Alouini, Heba Hagrass, Magdy Morshed and Neil Datta

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 1):45

    Content type: Commentary

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  17. Frontline managers and health service providers are constrained in many contexts from responding to community priorities due to organizational cultures focused on centrally defined outputs and targets. This pa...

    Authors: Maria van der Merwe, Lucia D’Ambruoso, Sophie Witter, Rhian Twine, Denny Mabetha, Jennifer Hove, Peter Byass, Stephen Tollman and Kathleen Kahn

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:66

    Content type: Research

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  18. Injuries, the cause of an estimated 4.5 million deaths annually and many more disabilities worldwide each year, are the predictable outcome of particular circumstances. One of the most effective ways to preven...

    Authors: Puspa Raj Pant, Julie Mytton, Milan Raj Dharel, Amrit Dangi, Writu Bhatta Rai and Sunil Kumar Joshi

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:65

    Content type: Research

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  19. Globally, women constitute 30% of researchers. Despite an increasing proportion of women in research, they are still less likely to have international collaborations. Literature on barriers to knowledge transf...

    Authors: Soha El-Halabi, Ronan McCabe, Birger C. Forsberg, Devy L. Elling and Ziad El-Khatib

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:64

    Content type: Research

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  20. With innovation in service delivery increasingly viewed as crucial to the long-term sustainability of health systems, NHS England launched an ambitious new model of care (Vanguard) programme in 2015. Supported...

    Authors: Paul Wilson, Jenny Billings, Julie MacInnes, Rasa Mikelyte, Elizabeth Welch and Kath Checkland

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:63

    Content type: Review

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  21. A group of clinician-scientists and managers working within a Dutch academic network, experienced difficulties in clearly defining the knowledge broker role of the clinician-scientists. They found no role clar...

    Authors: Margot Barry, Wietske Kuijer, Anke Persoon, Loek Nieuwenhuis and Nynke Scherpbier

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:61

    Content type: Research

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  22. Implementation research (IR) can play a critical role in the delivery of disease control interventions, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The growing demand for IR training has led to t...

    Authors: Pascal Launois, Dermot Maher, Edith Certain, Bella Ross and Michael J. Penkunas

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:59

    Content type: Research

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  23. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people’s physical and mental health. Quarantine and other lockdown measures have altered people’s daily lives; levels of anxiety, depression, substance use, self-harm and sui...

    Authors: Claire McCartan, Tomas Adell, Julie Cameron, Gavin Davidson, Lee Knifton, Shari McDaid and Ciaran Mulholland

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:58

    Content type: Commentary

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  24. The COVID-19 pandemic has shed a spotlight on the resilience of healthcare systems, and their ability to cope efficiently and effectively with unexpected crises. If we are to learn one economic lesson from the...

    Authors: Laurence S. J. Roope, Paolo Candio, Vasiliki Kiparoglou, Helen McShane, Raymond Duch and Philip M. Clarke

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:54

    Content type: Commentary

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  25. Effectively bridging the knowledge–policy gap to support the development of evidence-based policies that promote health and well-being remains a challenge for both the research and policy communities. Communit...

    Authors: Lidia Maria de Oliveira Morais, Jill Kuhlberg, Ellis Ballard, Katherine Indvik, Solimar Carnavalli Rocha, Denise Marques Sales, Letícia de Oliveira Cardoso, Nelson Gouveia, Amélia Augusta de Lima Friche and Waleska Teixeira Caiaffa

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:53

    Content type: Research

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  26. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Thailand had almost depleted its critical care resources, particularly intensive care unit (ICU) beds and ventilators. This prompted the necessity to develop a national ...

    Authors: Aniqa Islam Marshall, Rachel Archer, Woranan Witthayapipopsakul, Kanchanok Sirison, Somtanuek Chotchoungchatchai, Pisit Sriakkpokin, Orapan Srisookwatana, Yot Teerawattananon and Viroj Tangcharoensathien

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:47

    Content type: Research

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  27. Diabetes is a global epidemic affecting every country. Small countries, however, face distinctive challenges related to their health system governance and their ability to implement effective health systems’ r...

    Authors: Sarah Cuschieri, Elena Pallari, Natasa Terzic, Ala’a Alkerwi and Árún Kristín Sigurðardóttir

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:43

    Content type: Research

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  28. The translation of public health research evidence into policy is critical to strengthening the capacity of local health systems to respond to major health challenges. However, a limited amount of public healt...

    Authors: Annie Malama, Joseph Mumba Zulu, Selestine Nzala, Maureen Mupeta Kombe and Adam Silumbwe

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:42

    Content type: Research

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  29. Poor funding for Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) is a major constraint to the development, generation and uptake of HPSR evidence in Low and Middle-Income countries. The study assessed the status of ...

    Authors: Ijeoma Nkem Okedo-Alex, Ifeyinwa Chizoba Akamike, Gladys Onyinye Olisaekee, Chinyere Cecilia Okeke and Chigozie Jesse Uneke

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:41

    Content type: Research

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  30. Researchers have shown an increased interest in involving professionals from outside academia in research projects. Professionals are often involved in research on ageing and health when the purpose is to addr...

    Authors: Christine E. Laustsen, Albert Westergren, Pia Petersson and Maria Haak

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:39

    Content type: Research

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  31. Health policy and management decisions rarely reflect research evidence. As part of a broader randomized controlled study exploring implementation science strategies we examined how allied health managers resp...

    Authors: Jennifer White, Kellie Grant, Mitchell Sarkies and Terrence Haines

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:38

    Content type: Research

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  32. Co-creation strategies, such as cooperative planning, are promising as a means to ensure that physical activity interventions address real-world problems and are tailored to the target group. This has already ...

    Authors: Johanna Popp, Eva Grüne, Johannes Carl, Jana Semrau and Klaus Pfeifer

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:37

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  33. Performing cancer research relies on substantial financial investment, and contributions in time and effort from patients. It is therefore important that this research has real life impacts which are properly ...

    Authors: Catherine R. Hanna, Kathleen A. Boyd and Robert J. Jones

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:36

    Content type: Review

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  34. Mental health remains a neglected issue on the global health policy agenda, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), and the translation of research evidence into policy and practice is slow. T...

    Authors: Nicole Votruba, Jonathan Grant and Graham Thornicroft

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:35

    Content type: Research

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  35. Prioritisation processes are widely used in healthcare research and increasingly in social care research. Previous research has recommended using consensus development methods for inclusive research agenda set...

    Authors: Katherine Cowan, Naomi J. Fulop, Amelia Harshfield, Pei Li Ng, Antiopi Ntouva, Manbinder Sidhu, Jon Sussex, Sonila M. Tomini and Holly Walton

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:34

    Content type: Research

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  36. Understanding why research is conducted may help address the under-utilisation of research. This study examined the reasons for childhood obesity prevention knowledge production in New South Wales (NSW), Austr...

    Authors: Robyn Newson, Lucie Rychetnik, Lesley King, Andrew J. Milat and Adrian E. Bauman

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:33

    Content type: Research

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  37. Antiretroviral therapy has turned HIV into a chronic condition, with morbidity from HIV-associated noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) becoming more common as HIV-infected individuals live longer. In Nigeria, the ...

    Authors: Muktar H. Aliyu, Mahmoud U. Sani, Donna J. Ingles, Fatimah I. Tsiga-Ahmed, Baba M. Musa, Carolyn M. Audet and C. William Wester

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:32

    Content type: Commentary

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  38. Between 2014 and 2016, Switzerland’s access to some of the EU funding was limited after a referendum against mass immigration was accepted and the country refused to sign the free movement accord to the EU’s n...

    Authors: Jasmina Saric, Miriam Bolz, Marco Waser and Michael Käser

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:30

    Content type: Commentary

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  39. Addressing the uptake of research findings into policy-making is increasingly important for researchers who ultimately seek to contribute to improved health outcomes. The aims of the Swiss Programme for Resear...

    Authors: Séverine Erismann, Maria Amalia Pesantes, David Beran, Andrea Leuenberger, Andrea Farnham, Monica Berger Gonzalez de White, Niklaus Daniel Labhardt, Fabrizio Tediosi, Patricia Akweongo, August Kuwawenaruwa, Jakob Zinsstag, Fritz Brugger, Claire Somerville, Kaspar Wyss and Helen Prytherch

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:29

    Content type: Research

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  40. Action to address the structural determinants of health inequalities is prioritized in high-level initiatives such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and many national health strategies. Yet, ...

    Authors: Ana Porroche-Escudero, Jennie Popay, Fiona Ward, Saiqa Ahmed, Dorkas Akeju, Jane Cloke, Mark Gabbay, Shaima Hassan, Koser Khan and Esmaeil Khedmati-Morasae

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:28

    Content type: Research

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  41. Despite a number of important global public health successes, for many health behaviours there is a continued lack of interventions that have been sufficiently scaled up to achieve system-wide integration. Thi...

    Authors: Harriet Koorts and Harry Rutter

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:27

    Content type: Commentary

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  42. The unacceptably high rate of maternal and child mortality in Nigeria prompted the government to introduce a free maternal and child health (MCH) programme, which was stopped abruptly following a change in gov...

    Authors: Chinyere Okeke, Ana Manzano, Uche Obi, Enyi Etiaba, Obinna Onwujekwe, Tolib Mirzoev and Benjamin Uzochukwu

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:26

    Content type: Research

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  43. Many nations have established primary health care (PHC) organizations that conduct PHC planning for defined geographical areas. The Australian Government established Primary Health Networks (PHNs) in 2015 to ...

    Authors: Alice Windle, Sara Javanparast, Toby Freeman and Fran Baum

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:25

    Content type: Research

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  44. Improving the health and well-being of the whole population requires that health inequities be addressed. In an era of unprecedented international migration, meeting the health care needs of growing multicultu...

    Authors: Lisa Woodland, Ilse Blignault, Cathy O’Callaghan and Ben Harris-Roxas

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:24

    Content type: Research

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  45. Self-care interventions are influencing people’s access to, expectation and understanding of healthcare beyond formal health delivery systems. In doing so, self-care interventions could potentially improve hea...

    Authors: Manjulaa Narasimhan, Carmen H. Logie, Kevin Moody, Jonathan Hopkins, Oswaldo Montoya and Anita Hardon

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:23

    Content type: Review

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  46. With an increasing aging population and a lower ratio between the active and the dependent population, population aging is considered a global social and health challenge, associated with increased demand in h...

    Authors: Demetris Lamnisos, Konstantinos Giannakou and Mihajlo (Michael) Jakovljevic

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:21

    Content type: Research

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  47. The expectation that climate change will further exacerbate extreme weather events such as heatwaves is of primary concern to policymakers and scientists. Effective governance is fundamental to preparedness fo...

    Authors: Kirsten Vanderplanken, Peter van den Hazel, Michael Marx, Ahmad Zia Shams, Debarati Guha-Sapir and Joris Adriaan Frank van Loenhout

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:20

    Content type: Research

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