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Knowledge brokering between researchers and policymakers in Fiji to develop policies to reduce obesity: a process evaluation

Waqa, Gade, Mavoa, Helen, Snowdon, Wendy, Moodie, Marj, Schultz, Jimaima, McCabe, Marita, Kremer, Peter and Swinburn, Boyd 2013, Knowledge brokering between researchers and policymakers in Fiji to develop policies to reduce obesity: a process evaluation, Implementation science, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 1-11, doi: 10.1186/1748-5908-8-74.

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Title Knowledge brokering between researchers and policymakers in Fiji to develop policies to reduce obesity: a process evaluation
Author(s) Waqa, Gade
Mavoa, Helen
Snowdon, Wendy
Moodie, MarjORCID iD for Moodie, Marj orcid.org/0000-0001-6890-5250
Schultz, Jimaima
McCabe, Marita
Kremer, PeterORCID iD for Kremer, Peter orcid.org/0000-0003-2476-1958
Swinburn, Boyd
Journal name Implementation science
Volume number 8
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Publisher BioMed Central
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2013-07-01
ISSN 1748-5908
Keyword(s) knowledge exchange
knowledge brokering
evidence-informed policy making
evidence-informed decision making
obesity prevention
Summary The importance of using research evidence in decision making at the policy level has been increasingly recognized. However, knowledge brokering to engage researchers and policymakers in government and non-government organizations is challenging. This paper describes and evaluates the knowledge exchange processes employed by the Translational Research on Obesity Prevention in Communities (TROPIC) project that was conducted from July 2009 to April 2012 in Fiji. TROPIC aimed to enhance: the evidence-informed decision making skills of policy developers; and awareness and utilization of local and other obesity-related evidence to develop policies that could potentially improve the nation’s food and physical activity environments. The specific research question was: Can a knowledge brokering approach advance evidence-informed policy development to improve eating and physical activity environments in Fiji.

Language eng
DOI 10.1186/1748-5908-8-74
Field of Research 160508 Health Policy
Socio Economic Objective 940204 Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, BioMed Central
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30054484

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