Evidence-informed health policy - the crucial role of advocacy

Field, P., Gauld, R. and Lawrence, M. 2012, Evidence-informed health policy - the crucial role of advocacy, International journal of clinical practice, vol. 66, no. 4, pp. 337-341.

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Title Evidence-informed health policy - the crucial role of advocacy
Author(s) Field, P.
Gauld, R.
Lawrence, M.
Journal name International journal of clinical practice
Volume number 66
Issue number 4
Start page 337
End page 341
Total pages 5
Publisher Wiley - Blackwell Publishing
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2012-04
ISSN 1368-5031
1742-1241
Keyword(s) cooperative behavior
evidence-based medicine
health policy
humans
international cooperation
policy making
Summary Health policy makers and clinicians often face similar decision-making challenges. The issues are turbulent, characterised by high risk and complexity, often involve value conflicts and occur in settings of rapid change. Policy makers' decisions are under increasing scrutiny for their use of evidence, with many health policies reflecting political influence rather than rigorous analysis. The evidence-based policy movement offers a range of accounts for this. We argue that advocacy in three critical areas helps explain when evidence is used in the policy making process and then contrast the impacts of advocacy for evidence use in two nutrition policy cases.
Language eng
Field of Research 111104 Public Nutrition Intervention
Socio Economic Objective 920411 Nutrition
HERDC Research category C2 Other contribution to refereed journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30047278

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Population Health
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