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  1. In 2006, the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo designed a strategy to strengthen the health system by developing health districts. This strategy included a reform of the provincial health ...

    Authors: Samuel Bosongo, Zakaria Belrhiti, Faustin Chenge, Bart Criel, Yves Coppieters and Bruno Marchal
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:29
  2. The assessment of primary care organizations is considered to be essential for improving care. However, the assessments’ acceptability to professionals poses a challenge. Developing assessment programmes in co...

    Authors: Madeleine Capiau, Jean Macq and Sophie Thunus
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:28
  3. Advocacy organizations can play a crucial role in evaluating whether legislation or regulation has had its intended effect by supporting robust public policy implementation and outcome evaluation. The American...

    Authors: Laurie P. Whitsel, Sally Honeycutt, Reyna Radcliffe, Janay Johnson, Paul J. Chase and Philip Noyes
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:27
  4. Care for older adults is high on the global policy agenda. Active involvement of older adults and their informal caregivers in policy-making can lead to cost–effective health and long-term care interventions. ...

    Authors: Opeyemi Rashidat Kolade, Joshua Porat-Dahlerbruch, Rustem Makhmutov, Theo van Achterberg and Moriah Esther Ellen
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:26
  5. Government purchase of social forces to participate in old age care services can release the burden of social care. Current research on performance evaluation in this field mainly focussed on the establishment...

    Authors: Hongli Chen, Yue Zhao, Hongxin Huang, Ying Xing, Yueheng Yin, Enfang Shan, Daoxiang Cheng, Yanjian Sun and Xianwen Li
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:25
  6. Patient engagement in research (also commonly referred to as patient or patient and public involvement in research) strives to transform health research wherein patients (including caregivers and the public) a...

    Authors: Anna Maria Chudyk, Roger Stoddard, Todd A. Duhamel and Annette S. H. Schultz
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:24
  7. Community participation is currently utilized as a national strategy to promote public health and mitigate health inequalities across the world. While community participation is acknowledged as a civic right i...

    Authors: Maryam Rahbari Bonab, Fatemh Rajabi, Abouali Vedadhir and Reza Majdzadeh
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:23
  8. The COVID-19 pandemic has required evidence to be made available more rapidly than usual, in order to meet the needs of decision makers in a timely manner. These exceptional circumstances have caused significa...

    Authors: Esther McSween-Cadieux, Julie Lane, Quan Nha Hong, Andrée-Anne Houle, François Lauzier-Jobin, Eliane Saint-Pierre Mousset, Ollivier Prigent, Saliha Ziam, Thomas Poder, Alain Lesage and Pierre Dagenais
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:22
  9. Cervical cancer is a public health concern in the sub-Saharan Africa region. Cervical cancer screening is one of the strategies for detecting early precancerous lesions. However, many women have poor access to...

    Authors: Desta Debalkie Atnafu, Resham Khatri and Yibeltal Assefa
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:21
  10. In the context of the European Commission’s proposal for the harmonization of front-of-pack nutrition labels (FoPLs) across the European Union scheduled for 2023, Portugal’s position on the preferred format to...

    Authors: Morgane Fialon, Lydiane Nabec and Chantal Julia
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:20
  11. Youth experiencing homelessness (YEH) suffer from poorer physical and mental health outcomes than stably housed youth. Additionally, YEH are forced to navigate fragmented health and social service systems on t...

    Authors: Alzahra Hudani, Janet Long, Ronald Labonté and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:19
  12. The uptake, adoption and integration of new medicines and treatment regimens within healthcare delivery can take a decade or more. Increasingly, implementation science (IS) research is being used to bridge thi...

    Authors: Meredith Y. Smith, Bridget Gaglio and Milena Anatchkova
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:17
  13. The loss of a pregnancy or the death of baby around the time of their birth can have profound impacts on parents, families and staff involved. There is much opportunity to enhance the systematic uptake of evid...

    Authors: Marita Hennessy and Keelin O’Donoghue
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:15
  14. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has emphasized the importance of multi-sectoral collaboration to respond effectively to public health emergencies. This study aims to generate evidence on the e...

    Authors: Fadi El-Jardali, Racha Fadlallah and Najla Daher
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:14
  15. Community-based primary care, such as general practice (GP) or urgent care, serves as the primary point of access to healthcare for most Australians and New Zealanders. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has ...

    Authors: Katelyn Barnes, Sally Hall Dykgraaf, Kathleen O’Brien, Kirsty Douglas, Kyle Eggleton, Nam Bui, Sabrina T. Wong, Rebecca S. Etz and Felicity Goodyear-Smith
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:13
  16. Indigenous tribal people experience lower coverage of maternal, newborn and child healthcare (MNCH) services worldwide, including in India. Meanwhile, Indian tribal people comprise a special sub-population who...

    Authors: Jyoti Ghosal, Madhusmita Bal, Arundhuti Das, Bhuputra Panda, Manoranjan Ranjit‬, Manas Ranjan Behera, Sonali Kar, Sudhir Kumar Satpathy, Ambarish Dutta and Sanghamitra Pati
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:12
  17. The evaluation of health technologies plays a crucial role in the allocation of resources and the promotion of equitable healthcare access, known as health technology assessment (HTA). This study focuses on Ir...

    Authors: Aidin Aryankhesal, Meysam Behzadifar, Ahad Bakhtiari, Saeed Shahabi, Samad Azari, Banafshe Darvishi Teli, Aziz Rezapour, Seyed Jafar Ehsanzadeh and Masoud Behzadifar
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:11
  18. In Ghana, the community-based health planning and services (CHPS) policy highlights the significance of both community health management committees (CHMCs) and community health volunteers (CHVs) in the Ghanaia...

    Authors: Samuel Egyakwa Ankomah, Adam Fusheini and Sarah Derrett
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:10
  19. Emotional and behavioural problems (EBP) are the most common mental health issues during adolescence, and their incidence has increased in recent years. The system of care for adolescents with EBP is known to ...

    Authors: Lucia Bosakova, Zuzana Dankulincova Veselska and Daniela Filakovska Bobakova
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:9
  20. Evaluating knowledge mobilization strategies (KMb) presents challenges for organizations seeking to understand their impact to improve KMb effectiveness. Moreover, the large number of theories, models, and fra...

    Authors: Saliha Ziam, Sèverine Lanoue, Esther McSween-Cadieux, Mathieu-Joël Gervais, Julie Lane, Dina Gaid, Laura Justine Chouinard, Christian Dagenais, Valéry Ridde, Emmanuelle Jean, France Charles Fleury, Quan Nha Hong and Ollivier Prigent
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:8
  21. Participatory policy analysis (PPA) as a method in health policy and system research remains underexplored. Using our experiences of conducting PPA workshops in Nepal to explore the impact of the country’s mov...

    Authors: Sujata Sapkota, Simon Rushton, Edwin van Teijlingen, Madhusudan Subedi, Julie Balen, Sujan Gautam, Pratik Adhikary, Padam Simkhada, Sharada P. Wasti, Jiban K. Karki, Sarita Panday, Alisha Karki, Barsha Rijal, Saugat Joshi, Srijana Basnet and Sujan B. Marahatta
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:7
  22. Increasingly, public health faces challenges requiring complex, multifaceted and multi-sectoral responses. This calls for systems-based approaches that facilitate the kind of collective and collaborative think...

    Authors: Niamh Smith, Michail Georgiou, Mohammad S. Jalali and Sebastien Chastin
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:6
  23. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused major disruptions to the US Military Health System (MHS). In this study, we evaluated the MHS response to the pandemic to understand the impact of the pa...

    Authors: Alysa Pomer, Satish Munigala, Christian L. Coles, Jessica Pope Mitro, Andrew J. Schoenfeld, Joel S. Weissman and Tracey Perez Koehlmoos
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:5

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  24. Despite forming the cornerstone of modern clinical practice for decades, implementation of evidence-based medicine at scale remains a crucial challenge for health systems. As a result, there has been a growing...

    Authors: D. Rajit, A. Johnson, E. Callander, H. Teede and J. Enticott
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:4
  25. Despite that stakeholder participation in evidence synthesis could result in more useful outcomes, there are few examples of processes that actively involve them in synthesis work. Techniques are needed that e...

    Authors: Kathleen P. Conte, Alison Laycock, Jodie Bailie, Emma Walke, Leigh-ann Onnis, Lynette Feeney, Erika Langham, Frances Cunningham, Veronica Matthews and Ross Bailie
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:3
  26. When deciding whether to implement an intervention, decision-makers typically have questions on feasibility and acceptability and on factors affecting implementation. Descriptions of programme implementation a...

    Authors: Simon Lewin, Etienne V. Langlois, Özge Tunçalp and Anayda Portela
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:2
  27. Decision-making about the design and implementation of health care policies should be supported by research evidence. This article reports on a qualitative study on the experiences of both research institutes ...

    Authors: Sudhakar Morankar, Gelila Abraham, Zubin Shroff and Zewdie Birhanu
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:1
  28. Health research partnership approaches have grown in popularity over the past decade, but the systematic evaluation of their outcomes and impacts has not kept equal pace. Identifying partnership assessment too...

    Authors: Kelly J. Mrklas, Jamie M. Boyd, Sumair Shergill, Sera Merali, Masood Khan, Cheryl Moser, Lorelli Nowell, Amelia Goertzen, Liam Swain, Lisa M. Pfadenhauer, Kathryn M. Sibley, Mathew Vis-Dunbar, Michael D. Hill, Shelley Raffin-Bouchal, Marcello Tonelli and Ian D. Graham
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:139
  29. During the COVID-19 pandemic, decision-making on measures to reduce or prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in schools was rendered difficult by a rapidly evolving and uncertain evidence base regarding their eff...

    Authors: Katharina Wabnitz, Mike Rueb, Eva A. Rehfuess, Brigitte Strahwald and Lisa M. Pfadenhauer
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:138
  30. Patient’s health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is an important outcome measure that is considered by many payers and health technology assessment (HTA) bodies in the evaluation of treatments. We aimed to ide...

    Authors: Hugo Larose, Myrto Lee, Jens Grueger, Amélie Anota, Nicolas Naïditch, Bruno Falissard, Mario Di Palma, Olivier Chassany, Laura Khalfallah-Neelz, Sarah Palazuelos-Muñoz and Aymeric Tetafort
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:137
  31. Research Impact Assessment (RIA) represents one of a suite of policies intended to improve the impact generated from investment in health and medical research (HMR). Positivist indicator-based approaches to RI...

    Authors: Simon Deeming, Alexis Hure, John Attia, Michael Nilsson and Andrew Searles
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:136
  32. While there has been widespread global acceptance of the importance of evidence-informed policy, many opportunities to inform health policy with research are missed, often because of a mismatch between when an...

    Authors: Tari Turner, John N. Lavis, Jeremy M. Grimshaw, Sally Green and Julian Elliott
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:135
  33. This paper discusses how collective intelligence (CI) methods can be implemented to improve government data infrastructures, not only to support understanding and primary use of complex national data but also ...

    Authors: Estelle Lowry, Michael J. Hogan, John Moriarty, Owen M. Harney, Erna Ruijer, Monika Pilch, Jenny M. Groarke, Michelle Hanlon and Ian Shuttleworth
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:134
  34. Existing frameworks for developing public health interventions have limited guidance for researchers on how to work with stakeholders to co-produce context-specific interventions. To address this, a promising ...

    Authors: Hayley Reed, Simon Murphy and Rhiannon Evans
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:133
  35. An estimated 85% of research resources are wasted worldwide, while there is growing demand for context-based evidence-informed health policymaking. In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), research uptake ...

    Authors: Agumasie Semahegn, Tsegahun Manyazewal, Charlotte Hanlon, Eyerusalem Getachew, Bethelhem Fekadu, Esubalew Assefa, Munir Kassa, Michael Hopkins, Tassew Woldehanna, Gail Davey and Abebaw Fekadu
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:131
  36. Inequities of health outcomes persist in rural populations globally. This is strongly associated with there being less health coverage in rural and underserviced areas. Increasing health care coverage in rural...

    Authors: Dewi Retno Pamungkas, Belinda O’Sullivan, Matthew McGrail and Bruce Chater
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:129
  37. The Chinese central government launched the third phase of health system reforms in 2009. After a decade since the initiation of the reform, the health system has witnessed noteworthy gains. However, there is ...

    Authors: Lili Kang, Tianyi Zhang, Bensong Xian, Changle Li and M. Mahmud Khan
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:128
  38. Over the years, the knowledge translation (KT) field has moved from promoting linearized models to embracing the importance of interaction and learning. Likewise, there is now increased attention on the transf...

    Authors: Robert A. J. Borst, Rik Wehrens, Moustapha Nsangou, Dachi Arikpo, Ekpereonne Esu, Ali Al Metleq, Olivia Hobden, Martin Meremikwu, Pierre Ongolo-Zogo, Roland Bal and Maarten Olivier Kok
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:127
  39. Place-based approaches are increasingly applied to address the determinants of health, many of which are complex problems, to ultimately improve population health outcomes. Through public policy, government ac...

    Authors: Bojana Klepac, Amy Mowle, Therese Riley and Melinda Craike
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:126
  40. Although the promise of integrated neighborhood approaches, including the essential roles of communities and collaboration between the medical and social domains, has been widely acknowledged, the realization ...

    Authors: Anniek Bosdijk, Anna Petra Nieboer and Jane Murray Cramm
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:125
  41. Even though the importance of physical activity policy monitoring has increased in the last decade, there is a lack of understanding what different approaches exist and which methodology they employ. In order ...

    Authors: Sven Messing, Antonina Tcymbal, Karim Abu-Omar and Peter Gelius
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:124
  42. As we face complex and dynamically changing public health and environmental challenges, simulation modelling has come to occupy an increasingly central role in public engagements with policy. Shifts are occurr...

    Authors: Victoria Loblay, Louise Freebairn and Jo-An Occhipinti
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:123
  43. Standardized cancer patient pathways as a new policy has been adopted in healthcare to improve the quality of cancer care. Within the health systems, actors at different levels manage the adoption of new polic...

    Authors: Petter Fjällström, Anna-Britt Coe, Mikael Lilja and Senada Hajdarevic
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:122
  44. Understanding the views of policy-makers and practitioners regarding how best to communicate research evidence is important to support research use in their decision-making.

    Authors: Sam McCrabb, Alix Hall, Andrew Milat, Adrian Bauman, Rebecca Hodder, Kaitlin Mooney, Emily Webb, Courtney Barnes, Serene Yoong, Rachel Sutherland and Luke Wolfenden
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:121
  45. Learning health systems strive to continuously integrate data and evidence into practice to improve patient outcomes and ensure value-based healthcare. While the LHS concept is gaining traction, the operationa...

    Authors: Mari Somerville, Christine Cassidy, Janet A. Curran, Catie Johnson, Douglas Sinclair and Annette Elliott Rose
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:120
  46. Quality in healthcare is a fundamental pillar of health systems performance, leading to improved health outcomes and reduced waste. The World Health Organization recommends that countries establish a national ...

    Authors: Samsiah Awang, Bruce Agins, Izzatur Rahmi Mohd Ujang, Divya Nair Narayanan, Nur Wahida Zulkifli and Normaizira Hamidi
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:119