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  1. In January 2023, the province of British Columbia (BC) decriminalized the possession of certain illegal drugs for personal use. The province’s primary intent was to reduce the stigma associated with drug use, ...

    Authors: Farihah Ali, Justine Law, Cayley Russell, Jean-Francois Crépault, João Castel-Branco Goulão, Kurt Lock and Jürgen Rehm
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:60
  2. This research delves into the complexity management of collaborative networks and interorganizational systems in the health innovation ecosystem on the basis of a best practice in the coronavirus disease 2019 ...

    Authors: Mehrnaz Moeenian, Sepehr Ghazinoory and Pegah Yaghmaie
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:59
  3. A key role of public health policy-makers and practitioners is to ensure beneficial interventions are implemented effectively enough to yield improvements in public health. The use of evidence to guide public ...

    Authors: Luke Wolfenden, Alix Hall, Adrian Bauman, Andrew Milat, Rebecca Hodder, Emily Webb, Kaitlin Mooney, Serene Yoong, Rachel Sutherland and Sam McCrabb
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:58
  4. Indigenous populations have increased risk of developing diabetes and experience poorer treatment outcomes than the general population. The FORGE AHEAD program partnered with First Nations communities across C...

    Authors: Aleksandra Stanimirovic, Troy Francis, Susan Webster-Bogaert, Stewart Harris and Valeria Rac
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:57
  5. Health is increasingly affected by multiple types of crises. Community engagement is recognised as being a critical element in successful crisis response, and a number of conceptual frameworks and global guide...

    Authors: Mateus Kambale Sahani, Harro Maat, Dina Balabanova, Mirkuzie Woldie, Paul Richards and Susannah Mayhew
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:56
  6. Maternal and neonatal mortality remains a major concern in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and the country’s protracted crisis context exacerbates the problem. This political economy analysis examines ...

    Authors: Rosine Nshobole Bigirinama, Mamothena Carol Mothupi, Pacifique Lyabayungu Mwene-Batu, Naoko Kozuki, Christian Zalinga Chiribagula, Christine Murhim’alika Chimanuka, Gaylord Amani Ngaboyeka and Ghislain Balaluka Bisimwa
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:55
  7. The freelance economy has seen rapid growth worldwide in recent years and the Philippines is not an exception. Freelance workers are becoming increasingly common in healthcare and research. Early career resea...

    Authors: Reneepearl Kim Sales and Marion Abilene Navarro
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:54
  8. Interaction between researchers and policymakers is an essential factor to facilitate the evidence-informed policymaking. One of the effective ways to establish this relationship and promote evidence-informed ...

    Authors: Khadijeh Shabankareh, Ali Hamidi, Mohammad Reza Soleymani, Haniye Sadat Sajadi and Mousa Alavi
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:53
  9. Authors: Uday Narayan Yadav, Jasmine Meredith Davis, Keziah Bennett-Brook, Julieann Coombes, Rosemary Wyber and Odette Pearson
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:51

    The original article was published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:34

  10. Without strategic actions in its support, the translation of scientific research evidence into health policy is often absent or delayed. This review systematically maps and assesses national-level strategic do...

    Authors: Balázs Babarczy, Julia Scarlett, Tarang Sharma, Péter Gaál, Balázs Szécsényi-Nagy and Tanja Kuchenmüller
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:50
  11. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the major cause of death among Malaysians. Reduction of salt intake in populations is one of the most cost-effective strategies in the prevention of CVDs. It is very feasible...

    Authors: Zaliha Harun, Suzana Shahar, Yee Xing You, Zahara Abdul Manaf, Hazreen Abdul Majid, Chia Yook Chin, Hasnah Haron, Viola Michael, Hamdan Mohamad, Siti Farrah Zaidah Mohd Yazid, Musaalbakri Abdul Manan, Wan Zunairah Wan Ibadullah, Mhairi K. Brown, Feng J. He and Graham A. MacGregor
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:49
  12. Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest under-five mortality rate globally. Child healthcare decisions should be based on rigorously developed evidence-informed guidelines. The Global Evidence, Local...

    Authors: Solange Durão, Emmanuel Effa, Nyanyiwe Mbeye, Mashudu Mthethwa, Michael McCaul, Celeste Naude, Amanda Brand, Ntombifuthi Blose, Denny Mabetha, Moriam Chibuzor, Dachi Arikpo, Roselyn Chipojola, Gertrude Kunje, Per Olav Vandvik, Ekpereonne Esu, Simon Lewin…
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:48
  13. Generally, public health policy-making is hardly a linear process and is characterized by interactions among politicians, institutions, researchers, technocrats and practitioners from diverse fields, as well a...

    Authors: Edward W. Ansah, Samuel Maneen, Anastasia Ephraim, Janet E. Y. Ocloo, Mabel N. Barnes and Nkosi N. Botha
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:47
  14. Mexico and other low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) present a growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), with gender-differentiated risk factors and access to prevention, diagnosis and care. How...

    Authors: Emanuel Orozco-Núñez, Enai Ojeda-Arroyo, Nadia Cerecer-Ortiz, Carlos M. Guerrero-López, Beatriz M. Ramírez-Pérez, Ileana Heredia-Pi, Betania Allen-Leigh, Emma Feeny and Edson Serván-Mori
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:46
  15. Globally, there are 37.7 million people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). So far, there is no study done in Gambia which assessed comprehensive HIV knowledge and its associated factors. Therefore...

    Authors: Menen Tsegaw, Bezawit Mulat, Kegnie Shitu and Amadou Barrow
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:45
  16. There are several definitions of resilience in health systems, many of which share some characteristics, but no agreed-upon framework is universally accepted. Here, we review the concept of resilience, identif...

    Authors: Deena Al Asfoor, Celine Tabche, Manal Al-Zadjali, Awad Mataria, Sohel Saikat and Salman Rawaf
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:43
  17. Guidelines depend on effect estimates, usually derived from randomised controlled trials, to inform their decisions. Qualitative research evidence may improve decisions made but where in the process and the me...

    Authors: Melissa Taylor, Paul Garner, Sandy Oliver and Nicola Desmond
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:44
  18. Innovations in coproduction are shaping public service reform in diverse contexts around the world. Although many innovations are local, others have expanded and evolved over time. We know very little, however...

    Authors: Gillian Mulvale, Jenn Green, Glenn Robert, Michael Larkin, Nicoline Vackerberg, Sofia Kjellström, Puspita Hossain, Sandra Moll, Esther Lim and Shioma-Lei Craythorne
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:42
  19. The National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR), funds, enables and delivers world-leading health and social care research to improve people’s health and wellbeing. To achieve this aim, effective kno...

    Authors: Helen Baxter, Lindsay Bearne, Tracey Stone, Clare Thomas, Rachel Denholm, Sabi Redwood, Sarah Purdy and Alyson Louise Huntley
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:41
  20. Vietnam’s primary mechanism of achieving sustainable funding for universal health coverage (UHC) and financial protection has been through its social health insurance (SHI) scheme. Steady progress towards acce...

    Authors: Rachel Forse, Clara Akie Yoshino, Thanh Thi Nguyen, Thi Hoang Yen Phan, Luan N. Q. Vo, Andrew J. Codlin, Lan Nguyen, Chi Hoang, Lopa Basu, Minh Pham, Hoa Binh Nguyen, Luong Van Dinh, Maxine Caws, Tom Wingfield, Knut Lönnroth and Kristi Sidney-Annerstedt
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:40
  21. By including the needs and perspectives of relevant stakeholders, co-creation is seen as a promising approach for tackling complex public health problems. However, recommendations and guidance on how to plan a...

    Authors: Giuliana Raffaella Longworth, Kunshan Goh, Danielle Marie Agnello, Katrina Messiha, Melanie Beeckman, Jorge Raul Zapata-Restrepo, Greet Cardon, Sebastien Chastin and Maria Giné-Garriga
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:39
  22. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has strained healthcare systems globally, particularly in terms of access to medicines. Lebanon has been greatly affected by the pandemic, having faced concomit...

    Authors: Reem Hoteit, Aya Hassoun, Elie Bou Sanayeh, Marie Christelle Saade, Gladys Honein-AbouHaidar and Elie A. Akl
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:38
  23. The 2022 multi-country Monkeypox (Mpox) outbreak has added concerns to scientific research. However, unanswered questions about the disease remain. These unanswered questions lie in different aspects, such as ...

    Authors: Emery Manirambona, Sheharyar Hassan Khan, Abdelmonem Siddiq, Khaled Albakri, Hazem Mohamed Salamah, Noheir Ashraf Ibrahem Fathy Hassan, Shuaibu Saidu Musa and Kuldeep Dhama
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:37
  24. Seasonal influenza has a significant impact on public health, generating substantial direct healthcare costs, production losses and fiscal effects. Understanding these consequences is crucial to effective deci...

    Authors: Giovanna Elisa Calabrò, Filippo Rumi, Roberto Ricciardi and Americo Cicchetti
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:36
  25. The complex management of health needs in multimorbid patients, alongside limited cost data, presents challenges in developing cost-effective patient-care pathways. We estimated the costs of managing 171 dyads...

    Authors: Phuong Bich Tran, Georgios F. Nikolaidis, Emmanuel Abatih, Philippe Bos, Finaba Berete, Vanessa Gorasso, Johan Van der Heyden, Joseph Kazibwe, Ewan Morgan Tomeny, Guido Van Hal, Philippe Beutels and Josefien van Olmen
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:35
  26. More than 35% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults live with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease. There is a pressing need for chronic disease prevention and management among...

    Authors: Uday Narayan Yadav, Jasmine Meredith Davis, Keziah Bennett-Brook, Julieann Coombes, Rosemary Wyber and Odette Pearson
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:34

    The Correction to this article has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:51

  27. This work compares the marketing authorization, labels and dosage forms of medicines in the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines for Children (EMLc) in China, the Russian Federation and Brazil to urge policym...

    Authors: Caiyun Li, Luyan Cheng, Xuefang Zhang, Lingli Zhang and Jianzhou Yan
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:33
  28. During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support care management exponentially increased. Governments around the world adapted ex...

    Authors: Amélie Gauthier-Beaupré, Craig Kuziemsky, Bruno J. Battistini and Jeffrey W. Jutai
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:32
  29. In the wake of China’s relaxed zero-COVID policy, there was a surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections. This study aimed to examine the infection status and health service utilization among Beij...

    Authors: Jiawei Zhang, Zhihu Xu, Xia Wei, Yaqun Fu, Zheng Zhu, Quan Wang, Qingbo Wang, Qing Liu, Jing Guo, Yuantao Hao and Li Yang
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:31
  30. System dynamics approaches are increasingly addressing the complexity of public health problems such as childhood overweight and obesity. These approaches often use system mapping methods, such as the construc...

    Authors: Angie Luna Pinzon, Wilma Waterlander, Naomi de Pooter, Teatske Altenburg, Coosje Dijkstra, Helga Emke, Emma van den Eynde, Meredith L. Overman, Vincent Busch, Carry M. Renders, Jutka Halberstadt, Wilma Nusselder, Karen den Hertog, Mai Chinapaw, Arnoud Verhoeff and Karien Stronks
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2024 22:30
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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