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  1. This systematic review aimed to identify and critically assess available instruments for the analysis of national-level physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviour (SB) policies and provide recommendations ...

    Authors: Bojana Klepac Pogrmilovic, Grant O’Sullivan, Karen Milton, Stuart J. H. Biddle and Zeljko Pedisic

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:86

    Content type: Review

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  2. Progress towards universal health coverage requires health policies and systems that are informed by contextualised and actionable research. Many challenges impede the uptake of evidence to enhance health poli...

    Authors: Etienne V. Langlois, Arielle Mancuso, Vanessa Elias and Ludovic Reveiz

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:85

    Content type: Research

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  3. Innovation has the potential to improve the quality of care and health service delivery, but maximising the reach and impact of innovation to achieve large-scale health system transformation remains understudi...

    Authors: Élizabeth Côté-Boileau, Jean-Louis Denis, Bill Callery and Meghan Sabean

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:84

    Content type: Review

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  4. Canada has been referred to as the land of ‘perpetual pilot projects’. Effective innovations often remain small in scale, with limited impact on health systems. Several innovations have been developed in Canad...

    Authors: Mylaine Breton, Mélanie Ann Smithman, Clare Liddy, Erin Keely, Gerard Farrell, Alexander Singer, Catherine Lamoureux-Lamarche, Maxine Dumas Pilon, Véronique Nabelsi, Isabelle Gaboury, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Carolyn Steele Gray, Jay Shaw, Catherine Hudon, Kris Aubrey-Bassler, Justin Gagnon…

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:83

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  5. Intermediaries are organisations or programmes that work between policy-makers and service providers to facilitate effective implementation of evidence-informed policies, programmes and practices. A number of ...

    Authors: Heather L. Bullock and John N. Lavis

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:82

    Content type: Research

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  6. There is widespread and growing interest in designing and implementing social health insurance schemes (SHIS) across many low- and middle-income countries as a means to improve financial protection and achieve...

    Authors: Yewande Kofoworola Ogundeji, Kelechi Ohiri and Azara Agidani

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:81

    Content type: Review

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  7. To support AIDS service organisations and other community-based organisations’ use of research evidence to inform HIV-related programmes, services and policies, the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) develop...

    Authors: Michelle Camilleri, David Gogolishvili, Danielle L. Giliauskas, Jason Globerman and Michael Wilson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:80

    Content type: Research

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  8. Interest in value-based healthcare, generally defined as providing better care at lower cost, has grown worldwide, and learning health systems (LHSs) have been proposed as a key strategy for improving value in...

    Authors: Matthew Menear, Marc-André Blanchette, Olivier Demers-Payette and Denis Roy

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:79

    Content type: Research

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  9. It was highlighted that the original article [1] contained an error in the Methods section, specifically in Study Section. The number urban health centres should be 72 instead of 6. This Correction article sho...

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

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:78

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:124

  10. WHO has recognised the need to ensure that guideline processes are transparent and evidence based, and that the resulting recommendations are relevant and applicable. Along with decision-making criteria that r...

    Authors: Soo Downe, Kenneth W. Finlayson, Theresa A. Lawrie, Simon A. Lewin, Claire Glenton, Sarah Rosenbaum, María Barreix and Özge Tunçalp

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:76

    Content type: Research

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    The Research to this article has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:74

    The Research to this article has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:75

  11. WHO has recognised the need to improve its guideline methodology to ensure that guideline decision-making processes are transparent and evidence based, and that the resulting recommendations are relevant and a...

    Authors: Simon Lewin, Claire Glenton, Theresa A. Lawrie, Soo Downe, Kenneth W. Finlayson, Sarah Rosenbaum, María Barreix and Özge Tunçalp

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:75

    Content type: Research

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    The Research to this article has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:74

    The Research to this article has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:76

  12. This is the third in a series of three papers describing the use of qualitative evidence syntheses (QES) to inform the development of clinical and health systems guidelines. WHO has recognised the need to impr...

    Authors: Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin, Theresa A. Lawrie, María Barreix, Soo Downe, Kenneth W. Finlayson, Tigest Tamrat, Sarah Rosenbaum and Özge Tunçalp

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:74

    Content type: Research

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    The Research to this article has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:75

    The Research to this article has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:76

  13. The Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity (SHARE) Research Programme consortium is a programme funded by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) that aims to contribute ...

    Authors: Belen Torondel, Emily Balls, Caroline Cleopatra Chisenga, Save Kumwenda, Elialilia Okello, Sheillah Simiyu, Tracy Morse, Kyla Smith, Jane Mumma, Joseph Banzi, Erik Harvey, Kondwani Chidziwisano, Jenala Chipungu, Heiner Grosskurth, Amani Beda, Saidi Kapiga…

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:77

    Content type: Commentary

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  14. Partnerships between academic researchers and health system leadership are often promoted by health research funding agencies as an important strategy in helping ensure that funded research is relevant and the...

    Authors: Danielle de Moissac, Sarah Bowen, Ingrid Botting, Ian D. Graham, Martha MacLeod, Karen Harlos, Charity Maritim Songok and Monique Bohémier

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:73

    Content type: Research

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  15. As many developed health systems grapple with the reorientation of their systems to those that are commissioning led, consumer engagement has emerged as an important theme. Despite many governments asserting t...

    Authors: Karen Gardner, Helen Dickinson and Katie Moon

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:71

    Content type: Commentary

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  16. Developmental evaluation is a growing area of evaluation practice, advocated for informing the adaptive development of change initiatives in complex social environments. The utilisation focus, complexity persp...

    Authors: Alison Laycock, Jodie Bailie, Veronica Matthews and Ross Bailie

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:70

    Content type: Commentary

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  17. A huge number of people living with HIV/AIDS lives in developing countries. Thus, strengthening health systems in these countries is a prerequisite for improving disease prevention and care. After three decades o...

    Authors: Rahim Khodayari-Zarnaq, Ali Mohammad Mosaddeghrad, Haidar Nadrian, Neda Kabiri and Hamid Ravaghi

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:69

    Content type: Research

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  18. Although enhanced priority-setting for investments in health research for development is essential to tackling inequalities in global health, there is a lack of consensus on an optimal priority-setting process...

    Authors: Mishal S. Khan, Afifah Rahman-Shepherd, Hannah Painter and Helen Fletcher

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:68

    Content type: Research

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  19. Training in biostatistics is important for strengthening capacity in health research. This is particularly true for Africa, where research output in the health sciences has been low. Training initiatives for t...

    Authors: Elena Libhaber, Tobias Chirwa and Beverley Kramer

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:66

    Content type: Research

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  20. Enhancing primary health care (PHC) is considered a policy priority for health systems strengthening due to PHC’s ability to provide accessible and continuous care and manage multimorbidity. Research in PHC of...

    Authors: Ana Belén Espinosa-González, Brendan C. Delaney, Joachim Marti and Ara Darzi

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:65

    Content type: Research

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  21. Local public health service delivery and policy-setting in England was overhauled in 2013, with local government now responsible for the complex tasks involved in protecting and improving population health and...

    Authors: Dylan Kneale, Antonio Rojas-García and James Thomas

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:61

    Content type: Research

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  22. Research funding and production is inequitably distributed internationally, with emphasis placed on the priorities of funders and international partners. Research capacity development, along with agenda-settin...

    Authors: Eva Purkey, Saw Nay Htoo, Rachel Whelan, Naw Pue Pue Mhote and Colleen M. Davison

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:64

    Content type: Research

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  23. While there is an expectation to demonstrate evidence-informed public health there is an ongoing need for capacity development. The purpose of this paper is to provide a description of a tailored knowledge tra...

    Authors: Maureen Dobbins, Lori Greco, Jennifer Yost, Robyn Traynor, Kara Decorby-Watson and Reza Yousefi-Nooraie

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:63

    Content type: Research

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  24. Thailand’s transition to high middle-income country status has been accompanied by demographic changes and associated shifts in the nation’s public health challenges. These changes have necessitated a signific...

    Authors: Kathleen Potempa, Benjaporn Rajataramya, Debra L. Barton, Naruemol Singha-Dong, Rob Stephenson, Ellen M. L. Smith, Matthew Davis, Ivo Dinov, Benjamin M. Hampstead, James E. Aikens, Laura Saslow, Philip Furspan, Atiya Sarakshetrin and Srijan Pupjain

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:62

    Content type: Commentary

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  25. Health-related organisations disseminate an abundance of clinical and implementation evidence that has potential to improve health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), but little is known abou...

    Authors: Theresa C. Norton, Daniela C. Rodriguez and Sara Willems

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:60

    Content type: Research

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  26. Clinical research is increasing across the United Kingdom. Within the context of a shortage of nurses, trusts have struggled to maintain research capacity. In order to meet staffing demands, trusts have increa...

    Authors: Rachel Faulkner-Gurstein, Helen C. Jones and Christopher McKevitt

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:59

    Content type: Research

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  27. Evidence-based reproductive care reduces morbidity and mortality for women and their children, decreases health disparities and saves money. Community health centres (CHCs) are a key point of access to reprodu...

    Authors: Erika Cottrell, Blair G. Darney, Miguel Marino, Anna Rose Templeton, Lorie Jacob, Megan Hoopes, Maria Rodriguez and Brigit Hatch

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:58

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  28. In a decentralised health system, district health managers are tasked with planning for health service delivery, which should be evidence based. However, planning in low-income countries such as Uganda has bee...

    Authors: Dorcus Kiwanuka Henriksson, Stefan Swartling Peterson, Peter Waiswa and Mio Fredriksson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:57

    Content type: Research

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  29. Clinical practice guideline (CPG) activity has escalated internationally in the last 20 years, leading to increasingly sophisticated methods for CPG developers and implementers. Despite this, there remains a l...

    Authors: Karen Grimmer, Quinette Louw, Janine M. Dizon, Sjan-Mari Brown, Dawn Ernstzen and Charles S. Wiysonge

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:56

    Content type: Research

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  30. The notion of ‘fact-free politics’ is debated in Europe and the United States of America and has particular relevance for the use of evidence to underpin health and healthcare policies. To better understand ho...

    Authors: Reinie G. Gerrits, Michael J. van den Berg, Niek S. Klazinga and Dionne S. Kringos

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:55

    Content type: Research

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  31. One of the greatest challenges that countries face regarding the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets for child health regard the actions required to improve neonatal health; these int...

    Authors: Peter Waiswa, Monica Okuga, Lydia Kabwijamu, Joseph Akuze, Hanifah Sengendo, Patrick Aliganyira, Patricia Pirio, Claudia Hanson and Frank Kaharuza

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:54

    Content type: Research

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  32. There is increased awareness of the negative impact of large multinational corporations – the ‘industry’ – on public health. These corporations have established different types of relationships with a number o...

    Authors: Elie A. Akl and Assem M. Khamis

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:53

    Content type: Commentary

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  33. After publication of the original article [1], it came to the authors’ attention that a funding source was omitted. This Correction article shows the updated Funding section.

    Authors: Tullika Garg, Kathryn Anzuoni, Valentina Landyn, Alexandra Hajduk, Stephen Waring, Leah R. Hanson and Heather E. Whitson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:52

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:41

  34. Pakistan has one of the highest infant and child mortality rates in the world, half of these occurring due to vaccine-preventable diseases. The country started its Expanded Programme on immunisation (EPI) in 1...

    Authors: Zaeem Haq, Babar Tasneem Shaikh, Nhan Tran, Assad Hafeez and Abdul Ghaffar

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:51

    Content type: Research

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  35. Many initiatives have been taken in the Islamic Republic of Iran to promote evidence-informed health policy-making (EIHP). However, these initiatives are not systematic. Since the implementation of EIHP is not...

    Authors: Haniye Sadat Sajadi, Reza Majdzadeh, Bahareh Yazdizadeh, Farideh Mohtasham, Mahsa Mohseni, Leila Doshmangir and John Lavis

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:50

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  36. To increase the uptake of research evidence in practice, responsive research services have been developed within universities that broker access to academic expertise for practitioners and decision-makers. How...

    Authors: Peter van der Graaf, Janet Shucksmith, Rosemary Rushmer, Avril Rhodes and Mark Welford

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:49

    Content type: Commentary

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  37. To date, efforts to measure impact have largely focused on health research in high-income countries, reflecting where the majority of health research funding is spent. Nevertheless, there is a growing body of ...

    Authors: Rebecca Dodd, Shanthi Ramanathan, Blake Angell, David Peiris, Rohina Joshi, Andrew Searles and Jacqui Webster

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:48

    Content type: Research

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  38. The Platform for Innovation in Medical and Health Technologies (ITEMAS) is a network of 66 healthcare centres focused on fostering innovation in medical and health technologies as an essential tool for increas...

    Authors: A. Moreno-Conde, Carlos Luis Parra-Calderón, S. Sánchez-Seda, G.A. Escobar-Rodríguez, M. López-Otero, L. Cussó, R. del-Cerro-García, M. Segura-Sánchez, L. Herrero-Urigüen, N. Martí-Ras, M. Albertí-Ibarz and M. Desco

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:47

    Content type: Research

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  39. South Africa is considered to have the highest prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) globally. Nevertheless, the extent to which the South African government has responded to the high FASD preva...

    Authors: Babatope O. Adebiyi, Ferdinand C. Mukumbang and Anna-Marie Beytell

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:46

    Content type: Research

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  40. Priority-setting partnerships between researchers and stakeholders (meaning consumers, health professionals and health decision-makers) may improve research relevance and value. The Cochrane Consumers and Comm...

    Authors: Anneliese J. Synnot, Allison Tong, Peter Bragge, Dianne Lowe, Jack S. Nunn, Molly O’Sullivan, Lidia Horvat, Debra Kay, Davina Ghersi, Steve McDonald, Naomi Poole, Noni Bourke, Natasha A. Lannin, Danny Vadasz, Sandy Oliver, Karen Carey…

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:45

    Content type: Research

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  41. Accountability is increasingly being demanded of public services and is a core aspect of most recent frameworks of health system strengthening. Community-based accountability is an increasingly used strategy, ...

    Authors: Rakhal Gaitonde, V. R. Muraleedharan, Miguel San Sebastian and Anna-Karin Hurtig

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:44

    Content type: Research

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  42. Racism is difficult to discuss in the context of Swedish healthcare for various cultural and administrative reasons. Herein, we interpret the fragmentary nature of the evidence of racialising processes and the...

    Authors: Hannah Bradby, Suruchi Thapar-Björkert, Sarah Hamed and Beth Maina Ahlberg

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:43

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  43. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major public health challenge worldwide. Implementing policies to cope with this challenge requires commitment from all stakeholders at various levels, and all necessary ...

    Authors: Masoud Behzadifar, Hasan Abolghasem Gorji, Aziz Rezapour, Alireza Rezvanian, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi and Soudabeh Vatankhah

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:42

    Content type: Research

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  44. Evidence generation partnerships between researchers and policy-makers are a potential method for producing more relevant research with greater potential to impact on policy and practice. Little is known about...

    Authors: Anna Williamson, Hannah Tait, Fadi El Jardali, Luke Wolfenden, Sarah Thackway, Jessica Stewart, Lyndal O’Leary and Julie Dixon

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:41

    Content type: Research

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  45. Research shows a significant gap between healthcare research and evidence-based healthcare policy and practice. Knowledge translation (KT) has an important role in addressing this gap by bolstering evidence-in...

    Authors: Denise Thomson, Stephanie Brooks, Megan Nuspl and Lisa Hartling

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:40

    Content type: Research

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  46. In April 2016, the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) hosted an innovative, 2-day conference called Praxis 2016. RHI aimed to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to develop solutions for overcoming the cha...

    Authors: Heather L. Gainforth, Kristy Baxter, Justine Baron, Emilie Michalovic, Jeffrey G. Caron and Shane N. Sweet

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:39

    Content type: Research

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  47. Contextualising evidence to inform policy-making is increasingly recognised as key to developing and implementing effective health policies. Creating a one-stop shop for evidence is an approach that can facili...

    Authors: Chigozie Jesse Uneke, Etienne V. Langlois, Henry C. Uro-Chukwu, Jeremiah Chukwu and Abdul Ghaffar

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:38

    Content type: Research

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  48. Those running well-organised health research systems are likely to be alert for ways in which they might increase the quality of the services they provide and address any problems identified. This is important...

    Authors: Rebecca Moran, Jennifer Butt, Simon Heller, Jeremy Hinks, Lynn Kerridge, Mark Samuels and Stephen Hanney

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:37

    Content type: Opinion

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