Global priority setting for Cochrane systematic reviews of health promotion and public health research

Doyle, Jodie, Waters, Elizabeth, Yach, Derek, McQueen, David, De Francisco, Andres, Stewart, Tony, Reddy, Prasuna, Gulmezoglu, Metin, Galea, Gauden and Portela, Annie 2005, Global priority setting for Cochrane systematic reviews of health promotion and public health research, Journal of epidemiology and community health, vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 193-197, doi: 10.1136/jech.2003.019547.

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Title Global priority setting for Cochrane systematic reviews of health promotion and public health research
Author(s) Doyle, Jodie
Waters, Elizabeth
Yach, Derek
McQueen, David
De Francisco, Andres
Stewart, Tony
Reddy, Prasuna
Gulmezoglu, Metin
Galea, Gauden
Portela, Annie
Journal name Journal of epidemiology and community health
Volume number 59
Issue number 3
Start page 193
End page 197
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2005-03
ISSN 0143-005X
Summary Background: Systematic reviews of health promotion and public health interventions are increasingly being conducted to assist public policy decision making. Many intra-country initiatives have been established to conduct systematic reviews in their relevant public health areas. The Cochrane Collaboration, an international organisation established to conduct and publish systematic reviews of healthcare interventions, is committed to high quality reviews that are regularly updated, published electronically, and meeting the needs of the consumers.

Aims: To identify global priorities for Cochrane systematic reviews of public health topics.

Methods: Systematic reviews of public health interventions were identified and mapped against global health risks. Global health organisations were engaged and nominated policy-urgent titles, evidence based selection criteria were applied to set priorities.

Results: 26 priority systematic review titles were identified, addressing interventions such as community building activities, pre-natal and early infancy psychosocial outcomes, and improving the nutrition status of refugee and displaced populations.

Discussion: The 26 priority titles provide an opportunity for potential reviewers and indeed, the Cochrane Collaboration as a whole, to address the previously unmet needs of global health policy and research agencies.
Language eng
DOI 10.1136/jech.2003.019547
Field of Research 111712 Health Promotion
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, BMJ Publishing Group
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