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  1. 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
  2. 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

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

  3. 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

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

  4. 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

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

  5. 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

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

  6. 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

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

  7. 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

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

  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. Public policy is increasingly recognized as an important component of physical activity promotion. This paper reports on the current status of physical activity policy development and implementation in four Eu...

    Authors: Peter Gelius, Sven Messing, Sarah Forberger, Jeroen Lakerveld, Fiona Mansergh, Wanda Wendel-Vos, Joanna Zukowska and Catherine Woods
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:22
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. Progress towards achieving Universal Health Coverage and institutionalizing healthcare priority setting through health technology assessment (HTA) in the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) region ...

    Authors: Manushi Sharma, Yot Teerawattananon, Saudamini Vishwanath Dabak, Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai, Fiona Pearce, Songyot Pilasant, Junainah Sabirin, Mayfong Mayxay, Melissa Guerrero, Nguyen Khanh Phuong, Sudigdo Sastroasmoro and Thant Sin Htoo
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:19
  41. Using social media for health purposes has attracted much attention over the past decade. Given the challenges of population ageing and changes in national health profile and disease patterns following the epi...

    Authors: Chi-Wai Lui, Zaimin Wang, Ning Wang, Gabriel Milinovich, Hang Ding, Kerrie Mengersen, Hilary Bambrick and Wenbiao Hu
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:18
  42. People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Nepal are not receiving adequate support to self-manage their chronic conditions, and primary health care can play a key role in the effective manage...

    Authors: Uday Narayan Yadav, Jane Lloyd, Kedar Prasad Baral, Narendra Bhatta, Suresh Mehta and Mark Fort Harris
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:17
  43. Licences to operate pharmacy premises are issued by statutory regulatory bodies. The Health Institutions and Facilities Act (Act 829) and Health Professions Regulatory Bodies Act (Act 857) regulate pharmacy pr...

    Authors: Augustina Koduah, Reginald Sekyi-Brown, Joseph Kodjo Nsiah Nyoagbe, Daniel Amaning Danquah and Irene Kretchy
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:16
  44. In April 2016, the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) declared War on Diabetes (WoD) to rally a whole-of-nation effort to reduce diabetes burden in the population. This study aimed to explore how this policy h...

    Authors: Lai Meng Ow Yong and Ling Wan Pearline Koe
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:15
  45. In Uganda and other resource-poor countries, relevant research findings face a tortuous path to translation into policy and routine practice. Implementation science (ImSc) research could facilitate faster tran...

    Authors: Aggrey S. Semeere, Fred C. Semitala, Olivia Lunkuse, Anne Katahoire, Nelson K. Sewankambo and Moses R. Kamya
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:14
  46. Implementing evidence-informed population health interventions in new contexts often requires adaptations. While the need to adapt interventions to better fit new contexts is recognised, uncertainties remain r...

    Authors: A. Movsisyan, L. Arnold, L. Copeland, R. Evans, H. Littlecott, G. Moore, A. O’Cathain, L. Pfadenhauer, J. Segrott and E. Rehfuess
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:13
  47. Co-production of research evidence is valued by local government to improve effective decision-making about public services in times of austerity. However, underlying structural issues of power (so-called ‘dar...

    Authors: Peter van der Graaf, Mandy Cheetham, Sam Redgate, Clare Humble and Ashley Adamson
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:12