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Communicating Science: Translating Research for Policy and Practice

URL 1: https://www.mchnavigator.org/trainings/1271-policy-practice.php

URL 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH45BF2PRKU

Date Developed: June 27, 2013. Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women’s and Children’s Health Policy Center. Presenter(s): Marjory Ruderman, MHS. Type: Video. Level: Intermediate Advanced. Length: 19 minutes.

Annotation

This presentation provides a broad overview of the rationales for and barriers to taking action to ensure that public health science is communicated beyond academic journals and applied to efforts to improve health for individuals and populations. Cameo video commentary from public information staff of the Institute of Medicine is used to share strategies for being competitive in the marketplace of ideas that interventions and policies are derived from. Downloadable slides and a transcript of the presentation are provided at <http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/womens-and-childrens-health-policy-center/writing-skills/Transcript-Translational-Writing.pdf>.

Learning Objectives

• Learn the importance of translating research.

• Understand the characteristics of both academic researchers and policymakers.

• Learn best practices for health professionals to communicate science for use in policy and practice.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.